Hi! I'm new to these boards and have a few problems. I've lost a lot of weight recenlty and have a lot of stretch marks and loose skin (I posted a message about it in the weight loss forum), but even before I started loosing weight, kelodial scars started growing on my upper back and shoulders.
Here's a picture that looks very similar to what I have on the web: http://www.dermis.net/doia/image.asp...&diagnr=706105
Anyway, I've been to a dermatologist twice in the past few years and they've only been able to inject the scars with something (I think some sort of protien) and they get a bit smaller over the next few weeks. Some get flat to the skin, but they are all still red and noticable.
The main problem is that they grow back completely in about 6 months and get a bit bigger (along with more growing). Over the past year, I've grown 4 small ones on my upper chest that are visible when wearing a lot of clothes.
I'm not sure what causes them. When they're small, they look sort of like big acne (white and perfectly round), but I can't pop them or squeeze them. I've started taking vitamin b5 for acne, but It's only been 3 weeks and I haven't noticed any improvement in my normal acne yet. I also recently started using scar-treatment medication (Merderma) that is supposed to make them lighter.
I've also got a lot of stretch-marks on my back and most of my body. Some of the scars are right on top of the stretch marks, so they could possibly be caused by them, but I'm not sure.
The Dermatologist says that if I cut them off, the scars from the surgery may be worse (bigger) than what I have now, but I've talked to friends that knew people that had scars like this cut off before and it looked much better.
Anyway, I'm just looking for advice, suggestions, or people that have heard of Keloidal scars before. I plan on continuing with the B5 vitamins and Merderma for at least 6 months before I consider cutting them off.