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Keloid is a type of scar which, depending on its maturity, is composed mainly of either type III (early) or type I (late) collagen
. It is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3) at the site of a healed skin injury
which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1.
There are various treatment modalities for keloid:
1. Corticosteroid injections
2. Silicone gel sheets
4. Pressure dressings
5. Medication: Potassium aminobenzoate
Out of these treatment modalities your surgeon will decide the best modality.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal