Earlobe keloids are common among African Americans and Asians. Mostly due to earlobe piercing, these keloids can cause a host of problems, among which distortion of the earlobe is the most noticeable. Below is an image of an earlobe keloid that had been previously treated with variety of modalities, including pressure ear rings, yet the treatment left the patient with a totally distorted earlobe.
We chose to treat this earlobe with cryo-surgery, with the intention of reshaping it back to normal. Below are series of images that show the normal appearing right earlobe, the appearance of the left earlobe and the course of treatment and what the earlobe went through.
This case is a good representation of how effective cryotherapy is in reshaping the earlobes. The final image was taken six weeks after the last treatment. The whole process took about three months. The skin overlying the earlobe will need several more months to fully heal.