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EARLOBE KELOID SCARRING CORRECTION | TREATMENT
By Seattle Bellevue's Otoplasty Revision Author & Award Winning Beauty Theorist Dr. Philip Young:

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Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.



Before

After

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Before Skin Lesion Keloid removal from the earlobe. This was followed by serial steroid injections

After Skin Lesion Keloid removal from the earlobe. This was followed by serial steroid injections

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

Dr. Philip Young is an Otoplasty | Otoplasty Revision Expert and a Published Author on Otoplasty Revision and Keloid Scarring. He brings you this and his more than 12 years of experience in these areas to help you improve your Keloid Scarring in your Earlobe. Click here for his Article on Treatment of Large Keloids With Secondary-Intention Healing in the Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Otoplasty Revision in Advanced Cosmetic Otoplasty


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More on Keloids in the Ear and it surgical correction:

Keloids in the Ear: Keloids in the earlobe or Excessive Scarring in the Earlobe is a fairly common thing among keloids and scarring in the earlobe. The other common areas for keloid scarring are the shoulders, and chest | sternal area. These are areas where there are areas of tension. Correcting Keloids are very difficult. In the past, radiation therapy was done, excisions, etc. Many times they would reoccur. The best treatment nowadays is the excision of the keloids followed by serial injections of steroids. Serial injections of steroids means that we will bring you back every 2-4 weeks to inject the earlobe with steroids.  This can occur for 3-5 months until we are sure that the keloid has less of a chance of coming back.

Why do keloids form? It is thought that there is some interaction of the skin cells (Keratinocytes) with the cells in the deeper tissue (Fibroblasts). Through an abnormal secretion of growth factors from the Keratinocytes to the Fibroblasts, the fibroblasts are stimulated to produce more collagen. It is thought that evolution may have a role in all this. In the past, there were tribes that revered scarring as a sign of strength. Tribes in Africa, would create scars in the chest and other areas and the males that would form the most scar there would be considered the strongest or have special powers and were given more respect.

What other unique techniques does Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery have in treating Keloids? We recently presented a paper on a unique treatment approach to Keloids that is based on some of the above findings regarding why Keloids form. One form of treatment is through secondary intention healing. This is based on cutting the keloids out and letting them heal on their own without closing them. Basically the scars are left to heal on their own in a raw form. We cut the keloids out and they we leave them open and we change the dressings on a 2 to 3 times daily basis utilizing a wet to dry technique. Here is an example of what this approach can do:


Before Excision of Large Keloid along Ear and Jawline with Healing by Secondary Intention

After Excision of Large Keloid along Ear and Jawline with Healing by Secondary Intention

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

See Dr. Young’s Peer Reviewed Paper Published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery: Treatment of Large Keloids With Secondary-Intention Healing.

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