UltraClear™ Keloid Scar
Keloid Scar Treatment With UltraClear™ Laser Raleigh, NC | JIYA
Keloid Scar Treatment With UltraClear™ Laser Raleigh, NC
The UltraClear™ laser—along with being a powerful skin rejuvenation tool—has shown promise in treating keloids and hypertrophic scars. Considering that keloid scars often necessitate years of treatment and sometimes further surgery, UltraClear™ could provide a life changing option for some people who develop raised scars. The Jindal Institute For Youthful Aging provides the best UltraClear™ keloid scar treatment Raleigh, NC offers.
What Are Keloid Scars?
Keloid scars are one type of raised scarring along with hypertrophic scars. They are a fairly common condition and normally benign. However, patients can experience itchiness, discomfort, and have cosmetic concerns due to their keloids. Additionally, keloid scars tend to be more common in often visible places such as the chest, face, and shoulders.
Raised scars form because of an overgrowth of collagen during the healing process. They then either become hypertrophic or keloid scars.
- Hypertrophic: A raised scar that remains within the boundaries of the original injury. It may also recede naturally over time. There often is a distinct collagen pattern. Hypertrophic scars form soon after an injury and while they tend to be red, they do not tend to take on a darkened appearance.
- Keloid: A raised scar that spread beyond the boundaries of the injury. They do not recede naturally. Keloids also have no pattern of collagen and may form well after the wound heals. They can range in color and may look purple or dark in color on all skin tones.
Hypertrophic scars tend to respond better to treatments such as cortisone injections, laser treatment, and even scar revision surgery. Keloid scars—while they are often treated similarly—tend not to respond to treatment as well. UltraClear™ lasers are changing this and can provide effective treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scars.
Traditional Keloid Scar Treatments
Many of the current treatments for keloid scars provide some improvement in pigmentation or prominence of the scar. However, these treatments tend to have a high recurrence rate. Treatment options including UltraClear™ cannot one hundred percent absolve a keloid scar. UltraClear™ has shown to be extremely effective at reducing the scar appearance for mild to moderate keloid scars.
Past and current treatments for keloids include:
- Cortisone injections
- Prevention (when possible)
- Steroid cream
- Pulsed dye lasers
- Low-level radiation
- Surgical removal
Hypertrophic scars tend to respond well to the above treatments. Keloids may get better, but likely will not go away. Surgical removal is a rare tactic for keloids unless severe or interfering with another part of the body (such as if it is near the eye or has grown large on the ear). Even with surgery, keloids are likely to recur.
UltraClear™ Laser For Keloid Scars
Existing laser treatments do exist for keloids. What makes the UltraClear™ laser different is that it is the first cold fiber laser of its kind to earn FDA approval for scar treatment. The pulsed dye laser primarily targets the pigment of the scar. The UltraClear™ laser targets both pigmentation and helps restructure the collagen. This makes it an exceptional treatment option for keloid scars.
Along with what the UltraClear™ laser targets, the laser also penetrates at different adjustable depths. This allows the laser to fully treat the entire scar, not just the surface. This gives the patient the best chance of seeing noticeable results. UltraClear™ laser for keloid scars is also much less painful than other keloid treatment options available. It does not require any type of anesthesia or topical numbing.
Possible Treatment Areas
Keloid scars can appear anywhere on the body, but are more common in certain areas. For the most part, the UltraClear™ laser can treat keloids on the body. A few examples of frequently treated areas include:
Frequently Asked Questions
Normally, it is impossible to completely remove a keloid and guarantee that it will not come back. Some people get lucky and do not see keloids recur. However, if a patient is prone to them, they can likely only be minimized. There are still options though that will help patients live their lives more confidently without having to worry about their scars.
Anything that breaks the skin can cause a keloid. Therefore, since UltraClear™ is a cold ablative laser, there is a small risk that it could worsen the keloid. However, this risk is minute and not often seen with non-surgical treatment.
UltraClear™ keloid treatment comes with relatively few side effects, especially when compared to traditional lasers. Immediately following the procedure, patients may experience some skin tightness and redness. In the days following, skin peeling is common and normal. Anything more severe than this is fairly rare.
UltraClear™ treatment has been known to help reduce the side effects of the keloid scars themselves. For example, some people experience itchiness and keloid laser treatment can help reduce this and other uncomfortable symptoms.
No, unfortunately, even if a patient sees amazing results from UltraClear™ laser keloid treatment, this does not prevent future keloids. Any future injury has the potential to become a keloid. The best way to prevent keloids is to practice proper wound care, keep the wound compressed, and once healed apply silicone scar sheets.
The cost of UltraClear™ keloid treatment depends on the number of sessions and treatment areas. After consultation at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging, you will receive a customized price quote.
The Best Keloid Scar Treatment With UltraClear™
The Jindal Institute For Youthful Aging provides high quality facial plastic surgery, cosmetic injections, and medical-grade skin treatments. Dr. Jindal and his team value using the least invasive and non-surgical procedures whenever possible. When it comes to treating keloid scars, they understand how frustrating the process can be. Thus, Dr. Jindal works with every patient to customize their treatment. The Jindal Institute For Youthful Aging offers the best keloid laser treatment Raleigh, NC provides.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jindal, call us at 919-861-4494. You can also reach out online via the contact form or Price Simulator.