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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
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!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!