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Whether it is superficial or serious, an injury will often lead to some degree of scarring. This scarring might be minimal, from minor cuts and scrapes, or it could be extensive enough to warrant keloid scar removal. Melbourne based Dr Ed Omarjee has treated hundreds of people from across Australia wanting to get rid of scars of varying severity.
Keloid Scar Removal Cost
Keloid Scar Injectable Treatment, less than 3 scars From $290
* A Medicare refund is available for this treatment
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Keloid scarring includes serious scars that are likened to benign tumours, in that they form as large protruding scars. It can form as a result of a minor injury, serious injury, or infection, as the immune system sends signals to create large amounts of scar tissue – more than the area needs to heal. This mass of extra scar tissue forms a large bulging area that is covered in thinned, red, sensitive skin. It can often occur after ear piercing, making ear keloid removal a common treatment.
Keloid scarring can also cause ulcerations as the skin thins further. This scarring can extend beyond the original injury and can form spontaneously as well.
Keloid Scar Removal, Management And Treatment
The DOC Clinic’s keloid scarring treatment is simple, effective and involves only mild, short-lived discomfort. Treatments involve several visits to the doctor, usually spaced apart by 3-4 week* intervals.
Depending on the size, location and behaviour of the Keloid scar, a surgical removal of the scar may occur initially followed by a combination of drugs with anti-inflammatory properties is injected into the scar to reduce the abnormal scar activity and hence shrink the scar tissue to create a flatter appearance. Or the keloid scar maybe just treated with anti-inflammatory drugs to to flatten it.
Dr Ed Omarjee has more than 16 years’ experience performing keloid scar removal in Melbourne and overseas. He can determine the best keloid scar treatment for your needs after your first consultation.
The second type of scars are called hypertrophic scars, which form after serious injury or a surgical procedure – sometimes up to a year after the injury is sustained. These scars are usually confined to the area of injury, but can become red, irritated, itchy, and sometimes painful, leading many people to seek out hypertrophic scar removal options.
There are several invasive and non-invasive hypertrophic scar treatment alternatives available, including the regular application of silicone gel sheeting, pressure/compression therapy, topical steroids, and hypertrophic scar removal surgery.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Dependent on the size and location of the keloid scar, will determine the type and approximate number of treatments to “turn-off” the keloid scar and result in a flatter area. If the keloid scar is treated by anti-inflammatory injections only, you can expect a minimum of 3 visits spaced 1 month apart, but it could take more than six treatments depending on the severity and the size of the keloid scar.
Will Medicare Cover Keloid Scarring Treatment?
There is a Medicare rebate associated with keloid scar removal treatments involving injections. Call The DOC Clinic to learn more.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on anything from hypertrophic scar treatment to ear keloid removal in Melbourne. You can also arrange for an initial consultation at our clinic in Hoppers Crossing – located close to Werribee and Point Cook. During your consultation, Dr Omarjee will go through your available options and determine the best keloid scar treatment for your needs.
The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.
Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic can process Medicare claims in the clinic.
Medicare rebates are available for keloid scar consultations and treatments.
* Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.
Keloid Scar Injectable Treatment,
less than 3 scars
Keloid Scar Injectable Treatment,
greater than 3 scars
Keloid Scar Surgical
Individually priced upon consultation/examination
* A Medicare refund is available for these treatments