Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Injection by a DoctorKitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa
Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP is a trained physician in Skin Lesion Lesion including Moles, Skin Tag, and more.
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At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic you are in expert hands. All injectable treatments and advanced medical procedures are done directly by Dr. Dawood. When it comes to your health, you don’t want second best. Dr. Dawood has direct input and oversight into all procedures done at the clinic.
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Keloid & Hypertrophic Scar Injections in Kitchener Waterloo
Our skin can is always changing, and for some we can form keloid and hypertrophic scars as a result of skin damage, piercings, and other procedures. These scars can be traumatizing, and anxiety provoking for many patients. If you are bothered by your scars then visit us today to go over potential injectable treatment options. At KW Cosmetic Clinic we specialize in non surgical management of keloids and hypertrophic scars.
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Dawood uses the latest injection based treatments. We have been helping patients from across Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, the rest of Ontario, and Canada, to safely and effectively treat your skin concerns. You can book a consultation by calling us at 519 746 8237, or by emailing us to schedule an appointment. Contact us!
A keloid scar is a thick raised scar. It can occur wherever you have a skin injury on your body, but usually forms on earlobes, shoulders, cheeks or the chest. If you’re prone to developing keloids, you might get them in more than one place. A keloid scar isn’t harmful to your physical health, but it can cause emotional distress.
Keloid scar treatment is usually always possible. If you don’t like how your keloid looks or feels, talk with a doctor about how to flatten or remove it. At KW Cosmetic Clinic we have helped many patients treat their keloids.
A keloid scar may form within months to years of the inciting injury, sometimes they can appear even more rapidly. Signs and symptoms might include:
- Thick, irregular scarring, typically on the earlobes, shoulders, cheeks or middle chest
- Shiny, hairless, lumpy, raised skin
- Varied size, depending on the size of the original injury and when the keloid stops growing
- Varied texture, from soft to firm and rubbery
- Reddish, brown or purplish, depending on your skin color
When to see a doctor
Early treatment can significantly help minimize growth of a keloid. You should talk with a doctor soon after you notice a keloid. If you want to treat one that you’ve had for a while, talk with a doctor who specializes in skin conditions.
A hypertrophic scar is a very thick and raised scar that unfortunately is an abnormal response to wound healing. They can occur anywhere there is skin but commonly in very tight skin areas including traumatized damage skin after a surgical incision or burn. Treatment includes corticosteroid injection and other methods.
Normally wounds should heal normally, but sometimes as the skin heals your body abnormally responds by making too much thick collagen. This thick collagen takes the appearance of the hypertrophic scar, which has a raised and unsightly appearance.
What’s the difference between a hypertrophic scar and a keloid scar?
While keloids and hypertrophic scars can be similar they are different in the amount of spread. Hypertrophic scars tend to stay within the boundaries of the original wound whereas keloid scars spread due to excessive extra tissue.
Corticosteroids – Kenalog
Keloids and Hypertrophic scars can be treated primarily with injection based treatments. At KW Cosmetic Clinic these cosmetic scars can be injected and then have topical steroid layered superficially to help keloids and hypertrophic scars flatten, heal, and reduce their unsightly appearance.
Triamcinolone acetonide suspension (Kenalog) 10 to 40 mg per mL (depending on the site) is injected intralesionally, which, although painful, will eventually flatten 50 to 100 percent of keloids. Patients may require multiple treatments to see desired results.
No matter what your specific skincare concern is, our team and Dr. Dawood can be of help. Our goal is to help you achieve your skincare and rejuvenation goals through the latest in non surgical aesthetic treatments. Book a Consultation Today, Contact Us, or Call 519 746 8237 to book today!
COST of Treatment
Cost is dependent on individual patient factors, goals, needs, and wants. As well as lesion type, number, location. We invite you to book a consultation today to discuss your specific goals. We unfortunately can’t provide clarity on cost until the Doctor has examined you in office. Call us at 519 746 8237 to get approximate costs, but none of this matters until the Doctor has seen you!
Can I Get Treatment Same Day?
Yes, same day treatment may be possible in most cases.
Are there any Risks?
There are minor risks of infection, hyperpigmentation, skin thinning, and more. These risks must be weighed against the potential benefits of treatment. During your consultation process, we will review the pros, cons, and risks to the procedure before beginning.
How Long Do Results Last?
Keloids and Hypertrophic scars can return, there is also the chance that treatment may not work for you. Guarantees can not be made.
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