Keloid is an extra scar tissue that is growing even when the injury is healed. Keloid can be caused by acne, chickenpox, minor scratches, vaccination sites, burns, ear piercing, and other cuts form such a surgery. It is usually happen to people who are between 10 to 20 years old. Keloid can be red, pink, or even flesh-coloured. It can be nodular or ridged, tender or ridged. When the keloid gets much exposure to the sun, it can be tan darker too. Actually, keloid is harmless, but it can be very disturbing for your appearance. Thus, there are some procedures that can be taken in order to be free from keloid.
Alternatives of removing keloid
In order to reduce the size of the keloid, people can follow the procedures such as freezing or cryotherapy, radiation, laser treatment, silicone gel application, corticosteroid injection, or surgery. Cryotherapy is a procedure for removing lesion or other kinds of tissue damage both malignant and benign by using low temperature. Radiation treatment uses ionizing radiation. This kind of treatment is usually done for cancer medication. Another alternative to take in healing keloid is laser treatment. There are different laser treatments that can be used, which is adjusted to the kinds of keloid. CO2 fractional laser that is combined with triamcinolone acetonide injection and pulsed dry laser is a successful treatment for removing keloid that is located on the upper back. Most of these treatments can be failed and even just make the keloid even wider.
Keloid is difficult to heal
It is true that keloid is very difficult to heal or to remove because many treatments can lead to bigger and wider keloid, even the surgery. It means that keloid scars cannot go away or removed without any efforts or treatments. Even though there are many treatments available to select, there is no guaranteethat the treatment will be successful. That is why people that do not want to take the risk of wider keloid should find other alternatives to take. Actually, there are some alternatives that are simpler, easier, and affordable. We can try to remove keloid by using aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Lemon Juice, apple cider vinegar, and garlic. Aloe Vera is believed to be very effective in removing keloid. It is so simple to do. First, we have to wash the keloid area by using warm water. Then, we should apply the Aloe Vera gel on the keloid. Do this procedure twice a day and do not stop until the keloid is removed. Other option to remove keloid is using vitamin E, which is known as the important vitamin for skin regeneration. We can simply consume some Vitamin E tablets or apply Vitamin E cream on the keloid. Lemon juice can also be used as an alternative because lemon is rich of Vitamin C and antioxidant. Simply pour some lemon juice on the keloid and repeat it regularly until it is healed. Similarly, the apple cider vinegar can be applied directly on the keloid until it is removed. The last option to try is garlic treatment. In fact, garlic can obstruct the fibroblast proliferation so that it can prevent the scars from growing. Take two cloves of garlic and grind it. Apply the extract garlic on the keloid and let it for 10-15 minutes. Wash it, and apply aloe vera gel if you feel that the extract garlic application burns your skin.