Ear Keloids – Case Study 10 – Treatment of Complex Earlobe Keloid with Cryotherapy:
The complex keloid depicted here was previously removed with surgery, yet it grew back to become bigger than what it was before surgery. This patient presented in early December 2011 and was treated with cryotherapy during the same visit.
Earlobe Keloid Results
Below are the images of this keloid immediately after application of cryotherapy. The keloids are frozen and appear white,
Complex Earlobe Keloid
Complex Earlobe Keloid Removal
The treatment was successful and the keloids appear dark and necrotic just one week later.
Earlobe Keloid Cure Results
These keloids required three treatments. The mass of these keloids disappeared with cryotherapy within 6 months. The earlobe appears near normal, yet it is still inflamed from the last cryo treatment. Magnetic earrings were prescribed in this visit. We will post follow up images in future.
The sites of keloids will gradually heal over next few months. We will monitor the site carefully for evidence of recurrence. This case is a good representation of how effective cryotherapy can be. This keloid needed few treatments.