Surgical excision of keloids
When is this procedure indicated?
In case of particularly large or extensive keloids, that do not flatten with previous topical corticosteroid treatments in occlusion, or when located in particular anatomical areas (eg ear lobe).
How is it performed?
The intervention, in day hospital or outpatient, has a variable duration depending on the extension of the keloid. Surgical removal under local anesthesia.
Depends on the size of the keloid. Treatment is outpatient dermo-surgery, does not require hospitalization.
Risk of possible recurrence.