Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Understanding Keloid Scars

Scar Treatment Atlanta GA

Very few people welcome the development of a scar on their skin. While scars are a result of your body trying to heal itself, they can also be an easy threat to your appearance, a source of embarrassment or a constant reminder of a traumatic event. Scars can appear anywhere on the skin, and they can be categorized into various types. One of the most unsightly and stubborn scars to treat is the keloid scar.

What is a Keloid?

Keloid scars are hard, elevated, thick and rubbery lesions that develop over an area of injury to the skin. In many cases, keloids end up bigger than the actual injury. These scars, which vary in size and shape, most often form on the shoulders, chest, earlobes and cheeks. While keloids are not a threat to your physical heath, they can bring significant emotional insecurities and cosmetic concerns.

How Do Keloid Scars Develop?

When your skin gets injured, either involving an accidental wound or surgical incision, the skin will grow fibrous scar tissue over the injury to repair and protect the skin. In the development of a keloid scar, however, the scar tissue grows at an excessive rate. Keloids can include hard growths of scar tissue over chickenpox, ear piercings, cuts, burns and even acne. There is no way to fully predict whether you will form a keloid scar. However, according to American Family Physicians, “patients at high risk of keloids are usually younger than 30 years and have darker skin.”

Injections Can Treat Keloids

Treating your keloid scar may not result in the scar going away completely. However, a dermatologist can often present methods to reduce the appearance of a keloid or lessen its noticeability. A leading treatment for raised scars like keloids is steroid injections. In some cases, these injections are used in conjunction with other treatment options like topical creams for an effective, non-invasive solution. Unfortunately, keloids have a high recurrence rate, so patients must understand and be patient with the treatment process.

At Olansky Associates in Atlanta, we proudly treat keloid scars. We utilize the best that modern medicine and technology can offer so that every patient can feel confident in his or her skin- despite the scars of the past.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!