Keloid Scars in Merchant City, 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.


Steroid Injection – £400 (more than one session may be required)

Vascular Laser and Steroid Therapy – From £400 (more than one session may be required)

Fractional Ablative Laser – From £600 (more than one session may be required)

Full Ablative Laser – £1000

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

Steroid injection to scars interferes with scarring and stops it. This will lead to the keloid scar shrinking after treatment.

Vascular Laser and Steroid Therapy (NdYAG Laser and Steroid)

A laser increases the effectiveness of the treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars by cutting off blood supplies that contribute to scarring. Therefore, the process of uncontrolled scarring ends. A laser may be sufficient in treating keloid scarring that is flatter and thinner. But vascular lasers may be more suitable for treating scarring that is thicker and deeper.

This is followed by steroid injection. Because of the laser and the steroid injection, the fuelling blood supply is halted. Because of the swelling of the scar tissue, this combination of treatments will make the steroid injections uniform and more effective. Injecting steroid hormones and using a vascular laser together enables keloid scars to be resolved much faster. Therefore, fewer treatment sessions are necessary because the overall result is superior.

Fractional Ablative (CO2 and Erbium) laser

In order to work, these lasers drill small channels into the scar. Through drilling these channels, a scar remodelling process begins. Scar tissue transforms gradually into normal skin tissue because of this process. In order to enhance steroid penetration into thick scars, profractional ablative lasers are also used (Lumenis Deep FX, Lumenis SCAR FX, and Sciton Profractional Erbium YAG).

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

Hypertrophic or keloid scars cannot be treated with a fully ablative laser. If you use an ablative laser to treat a hypertrophic or keloid scar, then you are almost guaranteed recurrence. Using an ablative laser, keloid and hypertrophic scars can be debulked and reduced in size. This is followed by waiting a couple of weeks for the debulked scar to heal and then applying the methods listed above to better treat the residual scar.

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