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Getting Rid of Keloid Scar with Lasers and Steroid Injection

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A #Keloid scar is one in which there is an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue. This develops after the injury has healed, and it usually has a smooth top and pink or purple in colour.

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I had a nasty fall last year, and left with an open wound in my knee cap. I failed to stop the bleeding that day and panicked. Alone and totally at a loss, unsure if I should go to a doctor, I recalled having the mobile number of Dr Tam of EHA Clinic, my aesthetic doctor for 5 years now. I quickly snapped couple of photos and What’s App Dr Tam who responded almost instantly, asking me to head to the nearest doctor.

I managed to skip the long queue at the clinic after the nurse saw my knee bleeding profusely. The GP advised me to go to the hospital for stitches, or I could have the wound glued on the spot there. I was too weak to make it to the hospital alone, hence opted for the glue instead.

This post will document the healing stages of my Keloid Scar, and the different methods used to treat it. So if you or any members of your family with a keloid scar formed after a surgery or a bad fall, I hope my experience will come in handy should anyone of you need to remove the keloid and lighten the scar.

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Jun 15, 2016 - Knee Cap Wound After Glue

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Jun 23, 2016 – Scab Formed on Knee Cap

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Jul 5, 2016 - Scab Dropped
To encourage the healing process, I would pop by EHA Clinic every few weeks as advised by Dr Tam for the Omega LED Light Therapy, containing 4 different coloured LED therapy lights to treat different skin types.

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Jul 21, 2016 - Omega Led Yellow Light Therapy
For the Omega Led Light Therapy, I was put on the Yellow LED light occasionally which is effective in the treatment of skin issues involving redness, such as spider veins, pigment lesion, and is an ideal therapy for sensitive skin.

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Jul 21, 2016 - Omega Led Red Light Therapy
Sometimes, I would be on the Red LED light which works like a laser, targeting cells beneath the skin’s surface and stimulating them so that they produce new collagen and fight off breakout causing bacteria.

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Sept 16, 2016 – Purple Skin
6 months flown by after the fall, but my wound still hurts; knee cap wound takes a much longer time to heal due to constant movements. I was then referred to consult an Orthopaedic and also went for x-ray. Everything looked good; I was told that my wound has already healed; pain could be due to the nerves and could take time to recover. My wound had then developed into a Keloid, so I decided to seek Dr Tam’s advice. He suggested giving Steroid injection for the pain and to flatten the keloid, then doing lasers to lighten the scar.

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Jan 5, 2017 – Steroid Injection Treatment for Keloid Scar
Apparently, Steroid Injection is a popular treatment for Keloids. The dosage given varies, depending on your age and the size of your keloid scar. Steroid injections are painful. To minimize the pain, your doctor may apply a topical numbing cream on the area before treatment.

The interval between treatments is about four weeks, over the course of several months until the scar flattens. This method is also adopted by surgeons after a surgery procedure of removing the keloid scar to help reduce the possibility of recurrence.

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Jan 5, 2017 – Mosaic Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for Scar
Immediately after the steroid injection, Dr Tam did Fractional CO2 Laser on the scar. In my earlier post at Lutronic Mosaic Fractional CO2 Laser, Ugly & Beautiful Truth, I mentioned that the CO2 laser can be used for improving scars from acne or injury, reduce pigmentation from sun damage and improve laxity from ageing or stretch marks from pregnancy.

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Feb 28, 2017 - Discovery Pico Laser Treatment for Scar
Early this year, EHA Clinic acquired a new machine called " Discovery Pico ", the most powerful Picosecond Dual Wavelength Medical Laser in the world. Discovery PICO uses the most advanced laser technology for the treatment of pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoo inks. The energy from the laser will penetrate through the outer layer of skin, directly targeting to destroy the tattoo inks without affecting the surrounding tissues. Discovery PICO is indicated for the use of:
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Benign Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Hair Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
My Thoughts:

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To date, I have already done quite a few Pico Laser treatments and no longer need steroid injection. The pain is gone, and keloid scar has already flattened. The scar has turned from a dark purple to a light pink now, and I just need to continue with the laser sessions to further lighten the scar. Laser treatment is a non-invasive therapy that encourages healing and to eliminate damaged skin tissues, and may improve the appearance and size of a keloid scar.

However, lasers and steroid injections can be painful. So if you have a low threshold of pain like me, ask for a numbing cream to be applied before the treatments. Dr. Tam of EHA Clinic is a trainer for various pharmaceutical companies as well as for laser applications, you can be sure you are in good hands. So if anyone of you out there with a keloid scar, it is not end of the world yet. Speak to your doctor for the best available treatment for your scar now!

Cost of Keloid Treatment Per Session:
  • Steroid Injection - SGD 100
  • Pico / Fractional Laser - SGD 200
EHA Clinic
1 Scotts Road
#15-01 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 6235 3325

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  1. OMG! Your photos gave me goosebumps.
    I have so many hidden scars from all the accidents since young until last year! I know I am clumsy. Ha Ha!
    I am impressed with the advanced treatments you have shared.

  2. Your bad fall leaves quite a gross scar...good have a good doctor taking care of you very well

  3. This is so interesting my dear

  4. Dear Shirley
    Ough ! what a big scar you are treating!
    Thanks for sharing the experience !

  5. Thank god for the treatment and reducing the scar great review sorry you have to get this.

  6. This scar was very bad, good that exist that kind of treatment.

  7. You have got a very bad fall. Your treatment is very time-demanding but at least you have good results. I'm wishing you speedy recovery for the rest.

  8. Wow, that looked very painful, Shirley. The procedure seems to have remedied it.

  9. Sorry to hear that. Take care Shirley. This scar is bad, thanks for the treatment it is reducing. Have a fast recovery.

  10. Good to know that such treatments exist to help with scars!

  11. Great treatment, interesting review!
    Kisses, Paola.

  12. Wow, they did an amazing job. Well done!

    Almost Stylish

  13. Very good treatment, that's great you can reduce this scar.

  14. Boy, that was some fall! So glad your scar is responding so nicely!

  15. Seems a very effective treatment! Impresive results!

  16. happy with the results, shirley! :)

    xoxo, rae

  17. ;D

    Parece ser um tratamento bem eficaz!

    Ótimo sábado!

    Beijo! ^^

  18. Dear Shirley, I'm SO sorry to hear you suffered that fall, and the pain and Keloid scarring afterwards. (I get those, too -- my C-section scars from bearing two children are still a whopper after 30+ years.) Nice to know there's a remedy "visually." In the meantime, consider yourself HUGGED and glad to see such fabulous results. However, you're BEAUTIFUL no matter what life deals you. Love ya, girl!

  19. Really interesting post! Thanks for sharing)

  20. How great you're having laser treatments to help with the scarring, I have quite a few scars from my clumsier childhood days haha!

  21. What an information post. Health is wealth after all.

  22. The possibilities of medicine are surprising.

  23. Ooh! I could never be a doctor. Looking at those pics gives me a funny tummy. ;-)

  24. Ahhhh this looks so painful! However, if the result is good, then its worth it!

  25. Oh dear, that is a bad fall indeed, Shirley! I'm glad you're alright. I can see a marked improvement from the treatments. Your skin looks almost as good as new.


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