Keloids or raised scars due to surgery, burns or other injuries are very difficult to treat. The standard treatment, injection with cortisone, may flatten the scar but may cause increased redness. Recurrence may occur 6-12 months later. A recent study showed promising results for the Fraxel laserin treating keloids Eight patients were treated with a series of four treatments. All showed some improvement in scar color, texture and height. More studies are needed but since the Fraxel laser is safe, it is an option for scars that have not responded to standard treatment.
I have treated several pateints with this technique resulting in improvment. I welcome inquiries from patients with resistant scars.