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Posted by: Dee | 2010/07/03

Scar removal

I had a growth on my thyroid and had to have surgery to remove it as well as most of the thyroid. I now have a very thick scar in front at the base of my neck - I do tend to keloid. si it is very visible to all and I would like to get it treated. Should I go to a plastic surgeon or a skin specialist? I have tried all the expensive creams and oils, but there has been no change. It has been over a year now. Can you help?

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Dee

You can consult your GP for injections of small amounts of deprisone into the keloid mass. This will reduce scarring but if you are not satisfied, you can consult a plastic surgeon to remove the scar tissue.

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