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Back and Chest Keloid Treatment in Los Angeles - Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon (310) 998-5533

Keloid scars can occur on any part of the body.  However certain anatomic areas of the body are more prone to the development of keloids and hypertrophic scars, including the back and chest.  Back keloid scars can occur as a result of trauma, injury, surgery, acne, or inflammatory cysts.  Patients often present with poor scars on the back and chest from surgery.  These scars are generally hypertrophic and hyperpigmented. 


Less commonly, keloid scars develop on the back and shoulders.  These scars are generally inflamed, thickened, nodular, painful, itchy, and red.  A rim of hyperpigmentation usually coincides with an aggressive keloid as a result of an inflammatory reaction that stimulates hyperpigmentation.  Keloid scars on the back may present with many different patterns of growth. 


Keloid scars of the back and chest can be managed conservatively without surgery in most cases.  The treatment with chest and back and shoulder keloids should commence with a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at which time he will examine the keloid and determine a plan of treatment which incorporates nonsurgical and surgical modalities.  Schedule a consultation with Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian by calling (310) 998-5533. 

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