Some people have a genetic tendency towards keloid formation and should be careful before undergoing any surgical procedure. It is especially important to inform the doctor that you have such a tendency. Certain areas are more prone to develop keloids like the ears, upper chest, shoulders and chickenpox or acne scars.
Although many treatment options are available, usually a combination is required. No treatment will result in complete restoration of skin quality but a very aesthetically acceptable result may be obtained.
This method directly delivers the medication into the keloid to help shrink and soften it. It helps reduce symptoms like pain and itching. Multiple sessions are required.
A form of freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen. A reduction in size is seen gradually but multiple sessions are required.
Certain lasers such as Pulsed-dye lasers have shown promising results in reducing keloids.
This is not a routinely done procedure but can be a good option for keloids of the ear.