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If you are in need of keloid scar removal in the Bethesda area, turn to Maia Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase, MD. One of the most frustrating and noticeable types of scars are keloids. Like hypertrophic scars, keloids are raised above the skin and very noticeable, uncomfortable and sometimes painful. However, unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can continue to grow and expand beyond the borders of the original scar or skin injury. If you have a growing or painful scar, it may be a keloid. Maia Plastic Surgery offers advanced treatments and surgical options for keloid scar removal at our clinic in the Bethesda, MD, area.

What Causes a Keloid Scar?

The cause of keloid scars is not known, but some are at higher risk for these types of scar tissue formations. About 10 to 15% of wounds can produce a keloid scar. The overproduction of collagen can result in a large scar tissue formation, even from a tiny injury like ear piercing. Keloids are more common in ethnic groups with darker skin, but anyone can have a keloid scar form from any type of skin wound.

Treatment for Keloids

The issue with keloid scar growths is that simply removing them is not effective – they tend to grow back even larger than before. Treatments can include surgical removal of excess scar tissue, but it must be combined with other medications and therapies to thwart the scar tissue from reappearing. These treatments may include steroid injections, silicone gel and other therapies that help stop scar tissue production.

Keloids are complicated scars to remove, often requiring the knowledge and experience of a trained plastic surgeon. If you have a keloid you want removed, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Maia to discuss the treatment options available – call our office in Chevy Chase near Bethesda, MD, to book your appointment.

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Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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