Houston & Pearland, TX

Keloid Scar Treatment

Introduction to Keloid Scar Treatment

Sometimes, the body is too good at healing itself – which is true with keloid scars. Unlike regular scars, a keloid scar will invade adjacent normal tissue, progressively growing with time if left untreated. The excessive overgrowth of scar tissue can be embarrassing, but you don’t have to continue living with it. Premier Plastic Surgery performs keloid scar treatment for residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What is a Keloid Scar Treatment?

Keloid scars can be treated with injections of either Kenalog or 5-FU (a chemotherapeutic agent) or excision (surgical removal) and laser treatment. Steroid injections are better for scars that are early in their evolution.

Keloid scar treatment may depend on the size and type of the keloid scar and the patient’s age, among other contributing factors. Dr. Hankins offers a unique approach to keloid scar removal that does not involve irradiation, which can have uncertain long-term effects. His protocol focuses on keloid excision and reconstruction, complemented by injections and laser therapy as needed to prevent scar recurrence. 

Patients seeking keloid scar removal should consider Dr. Hankins’ expertise and approach. He has successfully treated many individuals, ensuring their satisfaction with the quality of their scars’ appearance post-treatment.

What are the Benefits of a Keloid Scar Treatment?

Some of the more common benefits of keloid scar treatment include:

  • Flattening, removal, or reduction in the size of the keloid scar
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced pain, itching, or tenderness caused by the keloid scar

Who are the Best Candidates for a Keloid Scar Treatment?

If you’re an adult man or woman for whom a keloid scar is causing you embarrassment, discomfort, or difficulty, you’re likely a good candidate for keloid scar treatment. Keloid scars can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors – so regardless of what yours looks like, you can still be a good candidate for keloid removal.

People of certain ethnicities are more prone to developing keloid scars. Moreover, any area of the body where a scar is subject to a wide range of motion and is put under tension at a high frequency can also prompt keloid scar formation.

It is essential to bring an evolving keloid scar to the attention of your surgeon or medical care provider early in its evolution before it gets too big. It is sometimes possible to abort that process early in its evolution. However, once a thick ropey scar has been established, its treatment becomes much more difficult. 

Suppose the scar has been determined to be amenable to surgical excision or keloid surgery. In that case, Premier Plastic Surgery has an established protocol that uses lasers and injections as necessary to help prevent the recurrence of the scar once it has been excised.

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Keloid Scar Treatment First Step

What’s the
first step?

During your initial consultation, we will take your detailed medical history, and Dr. Hankins will examine your keloid scar and determine the right treatment plan for you. You and Dr. Hankins will be able to determine whether one or a combination of keloid scar treatments is best for you.

All questions will be answered before treatment is initiated. If you’re considering keloid scar treatments in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston, give us a shout! Schedule your consultation today.

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What to expect from a Keloid Scar Treatment

At Premier Plastic Surgery, our recommended treatment is generally surgical. We enhance the procedure by injecting triamcinolone into the wound at the time of surgery. In selected cases, superficial radiation therapy or SRT can be given within 24 hours after surgery.

Dr. Hankins will follow a protocol focusing on excising the keloid and reconstructing the affected area, combined with the necessary injections and laser therapy to prevent the keloid scar from recurring.

Keloid Scar Treatment Cost

How much does a Keloid Scar Treatment cost in Houston, TX?

Sometimes, insurance can be applied to keloid treatment, but every case is different. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Hankins, we can discuss the cost of your procedure, whether insurance applies, and financing options, if necessary.

If you’d like more information about keloid scar treatment, contact our knowledgeable, helpful staff to ask questions or schedule a free consultation. The team at Premier Plastic Surgery is proud to serve the residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring areas of South Houston.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital.

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on a variety of plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed a number of surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of both the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston, but no matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands!

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Keloid Scar Treatment FAQ’S

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Which keloid scar treatment is right for you depends on the severity of your keloid scarring, your skin type, and the results you’re looking for. After an examination and thorough evaluation, treatments will be customized to the patient. Contact Premier Plastic Surgery, and our friendly staff will help you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss all available options. Premier Plastic Surgery serves Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston.

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