Keloid Scars Glasgow

Keloid scars form as a result of trauma or injury; they are raised, convex and, when compared to a normal scar, tend to spread. There is no ‘typical’ keloid scar, and their appearance can range from mild to a flagrant abnormality. Keloid scars can sometimes be itchy and or painful.

Keloid scars tend to present more-so in the following groups of patients:

  • Darker Skin Types
  • Areas where the skin heals under tension
  • Ears, chest, shoulders and upper arms –
  • Following surgery
  • Over joints

Keloid scars are basically overgrown scars where the body has failed to halt the scarring process, overproducing on collagen and resulting in the overgrown scar. Because the body fails to recognise when to stop this process is causes a low grade inflammation and blood vessel formation, which causes the scar to appear red. Keloid scars can often be the result of burn injuries. Similarly, acne scarring, body piercings, small cuts and surgical scars can become Keloidal.


From £400
More than one session may be required

At Ever Clinic we recognise that one approach does not fit all cases, and as such we utilise a number of different modalities to help improve your Keloid scarring. These are detailed below;

Steroid Injection

Scar injection with steroid causes interference and cessation of the ongoing scarring process. As a result the keloid scar will begin to shrink following treatment.

Vascular Laser and Steroid Therapy (NdYAG Laser and Steroid)
Laser enhances the treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars by shutting down the blood supply that feeds the scarring process. As a result uncontrolled scarring process comes to a halt. For flatter thinner keloid scars, laser may be a sufficient treatment in itself. However with thicker keloid scars the vascular laser can be
 combined with a steroid injection. The laser helps to halt the fuelling blood supply in tandem with the steroid injection. This combination of treatment will cause swelling of the scar tissue making the steroid injection much more uniform and complete. Combining vascular laser and steroid injection results in a much quicker resolution of your keloid scars. The overall final result is superior and as such fewer treatment sessions are require.
Fractional Ablative (CO2 and Erbium) laser

These lasers work by drilling fine channels into the scar. Through drilling these channels, a process of scar remodelling starts. This in itself results in a progressive transition of scar tissue into tissue that is more akin to what we consider normal skin. Fractional ablative laser is also used (Lumenis Deep FX / Lumenis SCAR FX / Sciton Profractional Ertbium YAG) to help create channels within thick scars in order to enhance steroid penetration onto the scar.

Fully Ablative Laser – Scar Debulking (Erbium YAG & CO2 laser)

Fully Ablative laser is not a specifically indicated treatment for hypertrophic or keloid scars. If treatment of a hypertrophic or keloid scar is attempted using an ablative laser then recurrence of the scar is mostly guarenteed. Fully ablative laser can be used to debulk and reduce the size of large and bulky keloid and hypertrophic scars. Once this has been done and the debulked scar has healed for a short period of time the residual scar can then be more efficiently treated with the methods mentioned above.

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A professional and discrete non-surgical aesthetic clinic, led by Dr Cormac Convery. An international expert in aesthetic medicine, based at our clinic here in Glasgow. The Ever Clinic’s team are highly specialised and trained aesthetic nurses. You can expect a fully tailored service and personalised treatment plan to suit your requirements.

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