Don’t Let Keloids Scar Your Skin and Your Confidence
Keloid Scar Treatment in Austin, TX
If you’re one of the nearly 18 million people affected by unsightly and sometimes painful keloid scars, we have the answer you’ve been hoping for. Tru-Skin Dermatology offers keloids scar treatment and removal in Austin, TX. You don’t have to go through life allowing keloids to scar your skin and your confidence. Even if your scars aren’t painful, they may lower your self-confidence and limit your ability to enjoy some activities. Our team is proud to offer keloids treatment and keloids removal services in Texas. We’ll help you look and feel your best by providing the keloids solution you need. Learn more and get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.
What Are Keloids?
Keloids are scars that are typically discolored and raised. Keloids can be a variety of colors, including pink, flesh-colored, or darkly colored shades of red, purple, or brown. Keloids are often thick, shiny, and fibrous. They don’t blend in with the rest of your skin texture which makes them stand out. Keloids feel rubbery and firm to the touch but can often be uncomfortable. These scars can cause severe itching and impair skin movement. The good news is that keloids are not cancerous. They result from the overgrowth of collagen-type tissues at the sites of skin injuries. Keloid scars are signs that your skin has suffered a wound and can be caused by an injury or surgery. Keloids can be a lot larger than the original skin injury. The following are some characteristics of keloids:
- Can be challenging to treat and eradicate
- Are irregularly shaped and often enlarge progressively
- Extend past the edge of the original incision into surrounding non-injured areas
- Can reoccur, even after years of being dormant
- Will not subside over time
- Often appear following injury or surgery but can also appear from minor injuries or slight inflammation
- Can be brought on by body or ear piercings, burns, pimples, insect bites, or scratching your skin
Keloid Treatment Options
Tru-Skin Dermatology offers effective keloid treatment and removal options for our patients in Texas. You don’t have to live with keloids. We’re proud to offer superficial radiation therapy with the SRT-100 Vision. This non-surgical skin cancer treatment device is also used to treat keloids. Radiation therapy with the SRT-100 can remove your unsightly and sometimes painful keloids and restore your confidence. The SRT machine is highly effective, with a cure rate of more than 90%. In the past, keloids treatment involved surgical removal, but keloids would often grow back at the new incision site. The recurrence rate for that type of keloid treatment can be as high as 90%. That recurrence level drops below 10% when superficial radiation therapy follows surgical keloids treatment.
How the SRT-100 Vision Machine Works
Our SRT-100 Vision machine delivers a precise, calibrated dose of superficial radiation therapy. This process safely destroys cells that form keloids and keeps your skin smooth as the incision heals. Treatment of keloids with SRT is non-invasive and painless. The keloids treatment is performed in our office and only takes a few minutes. You may require a series of treatments, depending on the size of the keloid. The SRT-100 Vision is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat keloids caused by surgery or injury. The SRT-100 Vision has been referred to as “The Keloid Cure” due to its ability to remove keloids successfully. The SRT-100 Vision can also be used as a preventative treatment to ensure keloids do not grow in patients who may be predisposed to developing them.
The Right Choice for Keloid Removal
Tru-Skin Dermatology treats keloids with skill and experience. You don’t need to suffer from living with keloids any longer. If you or a loved one is suffering from the discomfort of keloids, we would be happy to provide a consultation. We want to help you regain your confidence and feel better about yourself. Treatment of keloids is usually covered by most insurance companies. The cost of treatment will depend on your deductible and coinsurance. Treatment without insurance can range from $1500 – $4500 depending on the size of the keloid.
Our dermatology practice is also proud to offer free skin cancer screenings for our patients without insurance. In addition to treating keloids, we specialize in medical dermatology and help our patients maintain healthy skin. We treat everything from acne to psoriasis and everything in between. Our team also offers cosmetic dermatology services, oculoplastic procedures, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, chemical peels, laser hair removal, hair loss restoration, and a whole lot more.
About Our Medical Director & Founder
Tru-Skin Dermatology was founded by Daniel J. Ladd, DO. Dr. Ladd is a lifetime member of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Amonette Circle. This elite group is made up of the country’s foremost dermatologists and Mohs surgeons, each of whom is committed to skin cancer education and prevention. We offer advanced dermatology services in Austin and Central Texas, and we always put the needs of our patients first. You can rest easy knowing you’re in capable hands when you choose us for keloid treatment and removal.
Schedule Your Keloids Consultation Today
If you’re ready to move on from keloids and live your life pain-free while regaining your confidence, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.