09 Jul Best Treatment for Keloids & Hypertrophic Scarring | The Doc Clinic
Keloid Piercing Scars – The Best & Most Effective Treatments
Did you know the ear is one of the most common areas for abnormal scarring from injury or trauma? The DOC Clinic, headed by Dr Omarjee, uses non-surgical treatments to help minimise the visible signs of keloid scarring. Keep reading to find out more about how keloid scarring forms, and get in touch with The DOC Clinic for a consultation about the best treatment for removing piercing scars.
What Causes Keloids and Hypertrophic Piercing Scars?
When we experience an injury, our body mounts an inflammatory response (‘healing response’) to repair the injury (this could be a burn, infection, graze or piercing). If this response is abnormal, it can lead to abnormal scarring as the response continues for months or years. Keloid scars are those scars that grow rapidly and outgrow the size of the initial injury (in comparison to hypertrophic scars that tend to grow scar tissue vertically in the same size of the initial injury). They can include the likes of nose piercing scars, ear piercing scar tissue balls and other cartilage piercing scars.
Other risk factors for raised and growing keloid or hypertrophic scars are darker skin types, degree of injury (‘inflammation response’), and location of injury. The higher risk areas include the ears, jawline, upper outer arm, upper chest/décolletage, and breast. But they can occur anywhere on the body.
Piercing Scar Removal Treatments
Dr Ahmed ‘Ed’ Omarjee has been treating keloid and hypertrophic scars for over 16 years. He offers a range of piercing scar removal treatment options, including injectables, liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), topical silicon gels and minor surgical techniques to obtain a highly successful eradication and low recurrence. Whether you require hypertrophic piercing scar removal on the ears, or you need lip piercing scar removal, we can provide you with the best treatment for keloids to minimise the visible signs of scarring.
All treatments involve minimal pain and are performed in a walk in walk out manner no matter what size keloid we treat. All treatments also have a Medicare rebate attached to them.
Book a Consultation Today
Thank you for reading this information on what causes keloids and the best options for piercing scar removal. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the best treatment plan for you, answer all of your questions, and outline all relevant costs for the treatment to remove your keloid or hypertrophic scar.
Whether you have an unsightly piercing bump or a cartilage piercing scar that’s causing discomfort, no longer do you have to live with scarring that can be easily treated.
Feel free to see Dr Ed Omarjee’s keloid gallery, or book a consultation to begin the hypertrophic scar piercing removal process by calling (03) 9021 6022 or using our online booking link.