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What are keloid scars?

Keloids are a type of painful and/or itchy scar tissue that may form over a wound from an injury or surgical procedure. They can also form due to a piercing, acne, chickenpox and even a scratch.

Keloid scars are common among people with dark skin types. These growths are a result of an injury, such as a cut or burn. As the area heals, a raised scar develops that is larger than the original injury site. The exact cause for keloids is not known, but the medical community believes that abnormalities in collagen production are to blame for these growths.

What are the best options for keloid removal?

NYC keloid removal can be tricky because there is a risk of a new keloid developing in the treatment area. Lasers have been proven effective for addressing some of the issues associated with keloids, including redness, thickening of the skin and discomfort.

Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) after keloid excision has proven to have the highest cure rate of any available treatment modality. This treatment is only available in select treatment centers throughout the country. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists is a recognized international center for the performance of SRT treatment of keloids. Call one of our offices in NYC or NJ to learn more.

How does SRT treatment work?

Superficial radiation therapy, or SRT, is a non-surgical treatment for keloid scars. SRT treatment involves low-energy radiotherapy in which superficial X-rays pinpoint and concentrate the radiation dose only within the depth of the affected area. The procedure ensures that only the targeted lesion is treated, and the surrounding and underlying healthy tissue is not touched. SRT leaves little-to-no scarring and lessens the chance for recurrence.

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What does the skin look like after keloid treatment?

The appearance of the skin after keloid treatment varies by individual patient. Many factors, such as skin type, severity of the keloid, and amount of correction affect how your skin will look after keloid treatment.

How many sessions are required?

For most patients, between one and five SRT sessions are needed for keloid removal in NJ. Your board-certified dermatologist will discuss your individual keloid treatment plan during your consultation appointment.

How long do the results last?

SRT treatment for keloids gives you long-lasting results. However, certain choices or circumstances, such as sun exposure and ethnicity, may place you at greater risk for re- developing keloids. Dr. Goldberg provides you with post-treatment instructions to give you the longest possible results.

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What is the cost of keloid removal?

Your SRT keloid treatment will be entirely unique to you. For this reason, our office can provide you with a quote only after a thorough consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Our office accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get the treatment you need.

Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?

When you choose our practice for your keloid treatment, you are choosing a practice helmed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg. With a team of board-certified dermatologists at his side, you are assured of a boutique, personalized, and effective experience. In addition to our medical dermatology procedures, we also deliver the full array of cosmetic dermatology, including injectables, lasers, and non-surgical body contouring. Contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists to learn more about how we can help you.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss keloid treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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