Cryotherapy Treatment for Keloids in Hyderabad at Cosmosure Clinic, Best Dermatology Hospital in Madhapur

March 30, 2021     

Every one of us takes extra care when it comes to skin. There are thousands of skin problems ranging from mild itching to severe complications. Of course, there are as many treatments existing as well. Unfortunately, even a scratch due to injury can also lead to certain skin conditions called keloids. They may not cause severe health problems but look awkward and destroy your aesthetic look. 

What are keloids?

When you have had an injury to your skin, a thick fibrous tissue commonly known as scar tissue will form like a cover on the wound. The fibrous tissue not only protects the injury but also helps to repair it. Most of the time, the scar tissue vanishes once your wound heals. But in some cases, smooth, hard scar tissue is grown extra called keloids.

Anything that results in a scar might cause a keloid. They can grow more significant than the original wound. They are most commonly grown after a burn, cut, or having severe acne on your chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks. But they can develop anywhere on your body.

Keloid symptoms

The keloid symptoms include:

  • It starts to grow like the flesh-coloured, pink, or red
  • It looks like a lumpy or ridged skin 
  • Causes pain, itching, or tenderness
  • It may continue to grow for years or might be fixed
  • It becomes dark with time

Keloid scarring may grow very large on your body, but it is rare. When they grow big, the tight & hardened scar tissue might restrict specific movements. Keloids mostly left as a cosmetic concern doesn’t cause any severe health complications. You may feel embarrassed if the keloid grows essentially on visible areas like an earlobe or the face.

Causes Of Keloids

Keloids are commonly caused due to the production of excess protein (collagen) during healing. Often they are lumpy or ridged caused after healing of an injury or a surgical incision or acne. 

They might even develop after ear lobes piercing, severe acne, chickenpox, insect bites, injection sites, cuts, puncture wounds, having a tattoo etc. Keloids show up within three months in some people or more after your skin is injured. Some continue to grow for years. 

People who are at more risk of developing keloids when they scar are:

  • People of black, Latino, or Asian race
  • People under 30 years of age.
  • Pregnant woman
  • Teenagers who are going through puberty.
  • Hereditary – family history of keloids

Darker skin people are 15% to 20% more prone to form keloids.

Keloids Removal Treatment

Expert dermatologists say that keloids removal is a challenging procedure. Most dermatologists perform a combination of treatments for long-lasting outcomes. Sometimes they tend to appear again even if they’re removed successfully. Keloid treatment aims to flatten or shrink them with the help of the following treatments.

Cryotherapy – It is also called freezing therapy. The treatment involves freezing the keloid from the inside out under icy conditions. The extreme cold tends to reduce the size, makes it soft, and eventually destroys the keloid’s abnormal tissues. Cryotherapy works as the best option for small keloids.

The cryotherapy treatment for keloids often involves using liquid nitrogen in the treatment, while some dermatologists use carbon dioxide and argon. When the liquid nitrogen is between -346 and -320°F temperature, instantly, it can freeze nearly everything close to it. It can even freeze and destroy human tissue, so dermatologists take this as an advantage to kill and destroy cells of keloid.

Cryotherapy treatment is also called Cryosurgery for keloid, which is also used to treat tumours or precancerous lesions growing on your skin. However, cryotherapy can treat some tumours inside your body. Advancements in this medical technology reduced the side effects dramatically once associated with cryosurgery treatment. More studies are conducting by the best dermatologist to eradicate long-term side effects and to improve the effectiveness of Cryosurgery.

Dermatologists say that patients who have undergone cryotherapy treatments three or more times got the best results. It even works more effectively in the combination of some treatments mentioned below.

Corticosteroid injections – The medicine is injected directly into the keloids, which helps to shrink the scar. It is often done in combination with cryotherapy.

surgical removal – A dermatologist performs keloid surgery and it involves cutting the keloid and removing it. This might look like a permanent solution, but keloids return after surgical treatment. To minimize the risk of reappearing the keloid, dermatologists often suggest corticosteroids Injections or cryotherapy treatment after the surgery.

After surgical removal of keloid, a dermatologist suggests this treatment because keeping pressure on that area decreases blood flow which can hold a keloid from reappearing.

Radiation treatments – Radiation therapy is done after a dermatologist removes the keloid surgically to prevent it from returning. 

Laser treatment – This treatment can flatten and fades the colour of the keloid.

Keloids can also be treated with the help of Retinoid creams and Ligature treatment. Some home remedies like Silicone gels, Onion extract, Garlic extract might also work the best for treating keloids. To improve results, dermatologists are studying new treatments. 

Suppose you want to get rid of keloids or any other tumours like growth on your skin contact Cosmosure Clinic, Best Dermatology Hospital in Madhapur. Our experienced dermatologist Dr Swapna Priya is renowned for Cryotherapy Treatment for Keloids in Hyderabad.