Keloid scars are large, raised scars that spread beyond the size of an original wound. Sometimes it is clear what causes a keloid (earrings, acne, a cut or scrape), but they may arise without any known trauma to the skin.

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Keloids Puget Sound Dermatology
Keloids Puget Sound Dermatology

Treatment For Keloids

Current treatments for Keloids (these are often used in combination for best results):

    • Surgical treatment is not always the best option, as keloids can recur and become even larger after surgery.
    • Vascular laser treatments are sometimes helpful for red, hypertrophic scars, a type of scar somewhat similar to keloids.  Injecting keloids with steroid can soften them and relieve itching.

Meet Our Providers

Our providers continue to maintain the highest levels of accreditation and progressive ongoing education to learn and understand the latest developments in medical dermatology. Each provider's education and bio can be viewed below.


Melanie Kuechle, MD

Dr. Kuechle is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at...


Dr. Craig Birkby

Dr. Birkby is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has performed over 15,000 Mohs surgeries...

Dr. Nguyen Sheena Puget Sound Dermatology

Sheena Nguyen, DO

Dr. Nguyen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Board Certified, Fellowship-trained Pediatric Dermatologist. She was born and raised...


Ame Phitwong, ARNP

Ame is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner who has worked entirely...