Reduce and erase the appearance of skin blemishes with cosmetic skin condition treatments at Ashbury Cosmetic.
At Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast we offer a range of treatments for various medical abnormalities including skin cancers, keloids, and lesions which can be treated on an outpatient basis.
When our skin is subject to traumas such as cuts, incision or infection, the healing process starts almost immediately. The body automatically reacts to the trauma by closing up the wound or cut in the skin. This is a complex process which involves the development of new skin in the affected area.
In some people, the body’s level of skin rejuvenation is excessive and the result is the formation of a raised feature known as a keloid
They may be uncomfortable or itchy and may be much larger than the original wound. As wounds heal, scar tissue forms, which at first is often red and somewhat prominent. Over several months, a scar usually becomes flat and beige. If there is a lot of tension on a healing wound, the healing area is rather thicker than usual. This is known as a hypertrophic scar which is a level lower than a keloid scar. There is no known cause for keloid formation.
Keloids are usually just a cosmetic problem. They never become malignant but there is no satisfactory treatment for the majority of keloids, with surgical removal often being the only available option in the removal. This is performed with great care as it may result in a second keloid even larger than the original one. Special scar medication may be injected into the scar, and if repeated every few weeks, can eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of the keloid.
One of the treatments we offer at Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast is Erbium Laser and Dermapen. This Erbium laser and Dermapen treatment of the keloid scar has a high success rate. Another treatment involves freezing of the keloid with liquid nitrogen and is another effective treatment method, as well as the use of a CO2 laser, which can help to reduce the formation of keloids within 3 months of surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because treatment for keloids is often surgical you are given local or general anaesthetic, so you will be comfortable during treatment.
There are a number of other treatments for keloids including:
- Repeated injections of special medicine every few weeks
- Silicone gel applications which can help in some cases
To find out which the best treatment is for you, contact Ashbury Cosmetics today.
Unfortunately, there is currently no known cause for keloid formation.
Keloids are benign in nature and so the reason our patients seek treatment is for cosmetic reasons or because they become uncomfortable or itchy.