(Closed) Keloid – honest opinions please! (Picture included)

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a large keloid scar in almost the same place from a mole removal. Because that area of skin gets stretched out a lot it’s hard to avoid. I never cover up my scar, even though the occasional tactless person will ask if its a hickey. I am wearing a very low cut wedding dress and won’t think twice about covering it because its part of me.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You got some good advice already, but as a near graduate of nursing school, yeah, I can confirm that there are no guaranteed treatments for it. There are surgeries, and yes, you could try steroid injections. The risk with steroids is atrophy, meaning you could trade a tiny raised area for a tiny dent. But as long as you can accept that treatmetns may not work, and there are risks involved, there is absolutly a chance that you could get it resolved within 5 months. I think the first step is seing your doctor, getting a referal to a dermatologist or a good plastic surgeon or medispa doc.

I really think it’s just so small it’s not noticible at all. Makeup to make the keloid match the rest of your skin may make it less noticible, but again, it’s texture, you can’t hid texture with makeup you can only tweak color.

I really wanted to get rid of my melasma before the wedding. I’ve had melasma on the left side of my face since I was 19 (from hormonal birth control) and it used to just look like large freckes and it hasn’t changed but since i”m older now it no longer passes for freckles, it now makes me look like I have age spots, when I don’t.

My doctor went to med school with medispa doc who performs laser surgeries, injections, etc, and suggested if I really want to get it done to see him, but I thought about it and realized it wasn’t worth the cost….we all have flaws, who cares! 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@perfectingfaith:  Wow, you look stunning! I don’t see the scar at all in that picture because I’m too busy looking at your face. If I didn’t know it was there I wouldn’t see it.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@perfectingfaith:  Your Beautiful I didnt even notice the scar.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No honestly it’s not distracting . If  you wouldn’t have said anything I would have never  known to look for something. You look gorgeous!

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My only input is that you’re absolutely gorgeous and NO one is going to notice a tiny little whatever it’s called! Truely. I have a wicked scar on my back from scoliosis surgery and still wore a low back wedding dress b/c it’s just a part of me and no one noticed or cared. I thought about covering it up too, b/c I think everyone wants to hide their “flaws” on their wedding day, even the teeny tiny little things. Don’t even give it another thought!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I recommend a silicon gel product called “kelokote”. I got a laceration near my eyebrow and this stuff has really helped. Use as directed and diligently. It does work. 

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

I don’t know how to remove it but honestly that won’t be distracting at all. I doubt I would even notice it, especially with makeup over it.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

Ok so I’m no doctor or anything but I got a keloid on top of my foot from getting it cut. It was so ugly it looked like a caterpiller died there. I had the doc injet it with steriods and that did NOTHING. I guess one day i decided to use one of those Doctor Scholls corn remover pads on it and the acid got rid of it! One day it just came off. I have nothing there now and not even a scar. This was over 10 years ago and it’s just what I did not a professional here. I wonder if apple cider vinegar put on a pad and then with a bandaid overnight would get rid of it after a while?

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Believe me your guests will be looking at your beautiful smile and eyes not that little bump. 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

@perfectingfaith:  You look great without the makeup on it and with the makeup on it.  You’re a beautiful girl and shouldn’t worry- you’ll be gorgeous either way.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s not noticeable AT ALL! If you are really worried just cover it with foundation on the day.

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@perfectingfaith:  I’ve seen worse. And remember that keloid prone skin means you easily accumulate scar tissue, so getting it removed would just cause you to grow another keloid. Don’t worry about it.

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