Keloids affect men and women equally, but impact up to 20% of populations with darker skin tones. These painful and/or itchy scar tissues form over a wound when the skin is broken. This can be from a piercing, acne, chickenpox, or even a scratch. Traditional surgical removal is usually not the best option to remove a keloid as it often reappears as an even larger growth, which is why our highly dedicated team is trained in our specific procedure that has a 90% success rate.
I was at the barber shop and it started as a little nick and it grew a little bit. I had it looked at and I was given some medicine and the medicine didn’t work. After that I went to a dermatologist and he cut it off and it grew back even bigger. I should have got it looked at again but because of the last doctor, I wasn’t really confident in him, so I didn’t want to test it. — Anthony Johnson
Anthony’s Story • Keloid RemovalSuccess Story
• The ProcedureLexington Plastic Surgeons offers the most advanced treatment options for keloid removal. The Sensus Healthcare Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT-100) system for the treatment of keloids achieves impressive outcomes when combined with surgical removal. This low-energy radiation dose is directed to the topical area, leaving minimal to no scarring and lessening the chance for the recurrence of stubborn keloids.
• Ideal CandidateYou should be an adult in good general health, preferably a non-smoker. Patients undergoing this procedure should have realistic expectations for the results after surgery and be ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow the medical team’s instructions for recovery and beyond.
• Recovery/Post-OperativeTemporary fatigue and soreness post-surgery is common for about a week after implants and longer for a flaps procedure.
Before & After
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