What are keloids?
Following an injury, a keloid is a raised scar develops beyond the original injury site. These growths are a result of the body overcompensating after an injury, such as a cut or burn. 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 treatment?
Keloids are difficult to treat 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. SRT is painless and 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.
What does the skin look like after keloid treatment?
The appearance of the skin after keloid treatment in NYC varies by individual patient. Many factors, such as skin type, severity of the keloid and amount of correction affects how your skin will look after keloid treatment. During your initial consultation, your provider will give you a better idea of what you can expect from your results.
What is the cost of keloid treatment in our New York and New Jersey offices?
The price of keloid treatment in NYC varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, we accept CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How do I get started?
When you come to our office, one of our board-certified dermatologists will be happy to discuss our NJ keloid treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.