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Patient Info

Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 28-year-old woman developed multiple keloids (which are big, often growing scars) after ear piercings, and was extremely bothered by their appearance.  She wore her hair down all the time to camouflage the ear scars.   Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman treated her with surgical removal of the keloids, and subsequent anti-scar injections to decrease the chance of the keloids coming back.

Keloids are often unpredictable, itchy, bothersome, and uncomfortable scars that grow outside the area of injury and often continue growing without stopping.  Some patients are genetically predisposed to forming keloid scarring.  Keloid scars have a tendency to grow back after treatment, and surgical removal, multiple anti-scar injections, and low-dose radiation therapy may be required to treat keloids effectively.

About Scars Treatments

Scars can be distracting and distressing, and can impact patients’ function and self-confidence.  We use a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of scars, using surgery, lasers, microneedling, dermal filler treatments, and anti-scar injections to remove keloid scars and soften the appearance of traumatic and acne scars.