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Keloids are a type of raised scar than grow to become larger than the original injury. While in most cases they are not painful, nor do they pose medical problems, their unsightly appearance usually prompts patients to choose their removal. The difficulty with removing a scar is, of course, not creating more of a scar from the repair. This requires special surgical techniques that only an extensively trained specialist is likely to possess.

Keloids tend to be genetic, as they can be passed down through families and rarely develop in light-colored skin. Many experts believe that keloids are linked to dark skin pigmentation genes. While keloids do not cause cancer or present medical issues, they can become irritated and painful when clothing rubs over them repeatedly. Dr. Eric Cerrati is a fellowship trained, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the knowledge and skill to perform successful removal of keloid scars.

Professional and Experienced Keloid Scar Treatment

Treatment for keloid scars differ and depend on the type and location of the scar formation. Cryotherapy is a treatment that freezes keloids, and they simply fall away. This often works well for smaller keloids. Corticosteroid injections have proven to work well at treating and eliminating keloids and are sometimes used after cryotherapy.

Larger keloids usually require surgery for removal. This also raises the risk of another keloid formation, so advanced surgical techniques are used, as well as treating the keloid site after surgery. Corticosteroids and other medications are often used to prevent the regrowth of keloids after removal. Wrapping the keloid site with a bandage for a period of time after surgery can also prevent the reappearance of keloid scars.

If you require the removal of keloid scars, contact the South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices of Dr. Eric Cerrati to schedule a keloid scar consultation.

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!