Allure.com Talks With Dr. Green About Myomectomy Scarring & Keloid Scarring
Allure.com quoted Dr. Michele Green today in “Everything to Know About Myomectomy Scarring” where she discusses how can you reduce the appearance of keloid scarring and postoperative scar care for treating uterine fibroids. “I inject a lot of patients with an intralesional steroid solution to shrink up the scars,” says Dr. Green, who has often worked with using Vbeam laser treatment for some patients who have red keloids.
She notes however that it can take several treatments to improve the appearance of keloids. “It can take four or five treatments of lasers and a couple treatments of steroid injections to improve the appearance,” she explains. “But keloids are tricky. It depends on where they are, how bad they are.” That said, it is better than surgically cutting a keloid away in many cases, as you “have to be very careful, because in general, when you cut out the keloid, the same thing happens over and over again.”
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), in the US, keloid scarring is more common in Black and Latin Americans, than people with lighter skin tones.