Keloid Repair Orange County

Keloids are scars that develop from inappropriate wound healing. They can appear anywhere on the body and can cause itching, stinging, burning, and delayed healing after injury. They occur mostly in people with darker skin types – particularly individuals of African and Asian descent – with a lifelong tendency for recurrence. Keloids are tough and most often red (or darker) in color than the surrounding skin. Even though they can develop anywhere on the body – they appear most commonly over the breastbone and on the earlobes and shoulders. Current evidence suggests that some people are genetically pre-disposed to develop Keloid growths.

Keloid Repair in Orange County and Newport Beach
Keloids are defined as overgrown scars that develop from skin injuries, surgical incisions, lacerations, or burns. Keloids are composed of an excess amount of fibrous protein or collagen that is produced after trauma to the body. They appear as thick – raised – extensive red (or darker) colored, skin growths that may interfere with normal function – and typically distort the appearance aesthetically.

WHY KELOID REMOVAL?

  • Keloids are often unsightly – they itch, sting, burn & can inhibit normal function
  • Keloid removal methods are safe and can help restore function & appearance
  • Keloids can contribute to poor self-esteem & self-consciousness
  • Keloid removal is performed very commonly today – using advanced techniques & treatment to minimize & reduce visible scarring
  • Dr. Yeh has specialized training & experience in treating/removing Keloids

GOOD CANDIDATES:
Men and women of various ages who desire Keloid removal – could be good candidates for Dr. Yeh’s specialized procedures. You should be capable of realistic expectations and be in overall good health. During your consultation – Dr. Yeh will do a thorough evaluation of your condition and will tailor a treatment plan to address your specific needs.

YOUR CONSULTATION:
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust which enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else.

KELOID REMOVAL PROCEDURES:
Dr. Yeh will determine the correct treatment for your Keloid(s) removal based upon their size and location.

  • Corticosteroids – can be injected directly into the overgrown tissue (Keloid). This usually requires 3-4 treatments at 1 month intervals. The steroid may reduce a raised Keloid to a flat scar – while reducing redness, itching and burning
  • Surgical Removal – is typically reserved for larger and more extensive Keloid formations.
  • Post-Surgical Complimentary Treatments – are used to minimize recurrence of Keloids following surgical removal. They include: silicone sheet dressings applied directly to the skin around the incision; compression therapy which mechanically flattens the scar formation(s), topical imiquimod or advanced injectables – such as bleomycin interferon or 6-fluorouacil. These treatments can “disable” the tissue formation process at the cellular level.
  • Laser Treatment – may be used and is typically followed by monthly intralesional steroid injections.

Dr. Yeh’s knowledge – experience & surgical skill – ensures outcomes that restore function & a natural looking – pleasing appearance.

CHOOSING A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Surgery is a serious decision – many times it is life changing. Choosing a surgeon who is qualified and able to achieve the right outcome is critical. Dr. Yeh is a Board Certified surgeon with fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery – which means he has many extra years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical training and experience beyond the norm. He has focused on and is specialized in all procedures of the head and neck. This does not guarantee a certain outcome – but can ensure you that he is a skilled expert and highly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.

You can trust your face to this facial plastic surgeon!