Keloids, an overgrowth of scar tissue, typically develop around a wound, scratches, body piercing or tattoos. They occur more commonly in people with darker skin. They are not cancers but they are difficult to treat permanently. Keloids are not contagious and typically occur within families.
Treatment options depend on several factors including the size of the keloid and where it is on your body. Very small keloids may only require one or two injections starting at about $50 per treatment. Larger keloids may need to be cut out or treated using other methods. Surgical removal of a keloid may be performed in our office procedure room. Dr. Guarda will consult with you about some available options and if necessary refer you for additional or alternative treatments.
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