Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Keloid Scar Removal

Keloid Scar Removal and Treatment


our practice performs minimally invasive therapies and surgeries to perform procedures with the least scarring possible.  We also specialize in revising and removing unsightly scars.

What is a Keloid scar:

A  keloid is an abnormally raised scar that extends beyond the borders of the original injury or cut.  It lies along the most severe form of scarring,  which includes normal scarring and hypertrophic scarring.  The treatment for hypertrophic and keloid scars is often very similar.

What causes a Keloid to form?

A genetic predisposition to keloid formation can predispose one to keloids.  Also, infections in the wound, hair ingrowth, foreign materials including sutures, can all lead to unfavorable scarring.  Sometimes the exact cause is unknown.

What treatment options are there:

There are surgical options such as excision and reconstruction of the scar.  Nonsurgical options include injection of steroids (very common) and injection of antineoplastic agents (uncommon).  Finally, external scar treatments such as silicone pressure patches are also employed.

Case Example of Ear Keloid Excision in Washington DC and Northern VA:

a classic thru and thru ear keloid (shown here).  second picture shows excision (also sample from other ear which also had this problem).  Immediate reconstruction.  Future injection treatments and pressure earrings planned to help minimize recurrence.


keloid scar from previous ear piercing

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Disclaimer: there’s no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.

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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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