Earlobe Keloids Removal with Cryotherapy:
The keloid depicted here was previously treated with surgery, but it relapsed and grew larger than before. This patient consulted with Dr. Tirgan in middle of June 2011 and was treated with cryotherapy on the same date.
Within the first 24-48 hours, the treated keloid swells up and forms large blister. Below is the image of this keloid exactly one week later. This reaction is completely normal and not worrisome. Patients are advised to keep the keloid area clean and dry. Keloid itself should be covered with a medical gauze that can absorb all the secretions.
Over time, the swelling subsides and the tissue dries out and forms a very thick scab. The scab usually falls off on its own. At times, and in this case, the scab remained adherent to the base of the keloid. Below is the image of this keloid 2.5 months later.
Keloid was treated one more time. It went through the same process of swelling, scabbing and healing. Below is the image of the earlobe 9 months after the first treatment (March 2012).
This case is typical example of how cryotherapy works for ear keloids and other bulky keloids.