Keloid Removal at Ederra Bella

Skin Treatments Johns Creek GAOur bodies are miraculous things. When we are injured, our immune systems kick into high gear to repair the damage. Like tiny robots, new collagen fibers weave themselves together to form a blanket of protection. Most scars appear as flat and pale and are barely noticeable. In some cases, the body goes into overdrive and produces too much collagen. When this happens, the scar, now called a keloid, becomes raised and hard and can even become painful.

Keloid Symptoms

Keloids can develop when there is trauma to an area. Ears tend to be a common area for keloids resulting from ear piercing. Keloids can also form around surgical incision sites, from chicken pox scars or as a result of acne or burns. The other most common areas where keloids form are the chest, neck, shoulder and upper back. Individuals of African American, East Asian, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean descent are more susceptible to keloid formation.

Keloid symptoms include a lumpy or raised area of the skin, pink or red skin that can be itchy or an area that keeps growing larger around the injury site. Keloids can range from mildly irritating to painful, especially if they are in an area where clothing can rub against them. Since the keloid is rigid, it can cause a pulling sensation to the surrounding skin.

Keloids Can Make You Feel Less Confident

Depending on the affected area, keloids can cause you to feel less secure about your appearance. Large keloids on your earlobe or face can rob you of your self-confidence, making you feel like you must hide them. Sun exposure can cause the keloid to darken, making it even more visible. This could cause you to pull away from social settings and isolate yourself from friends.

Keloid Treatment at Ederra Bella

If you have developed keloids that are robbing you of your self-confidence and causing you discomfort, there are treatments available. Dr. Myla Bennett has the experience you need to properly evaluate your keloid and recommend the most effective treatment. Your treatment will depend on the size and placement of the keloid. Surgery is one treatment, but others, such as silicone gel dressings, corticosteroid injections, compression, laser therapy and cryosurgery have all been shown as effective treatments.

Ederra Bella combines the most technologically advanced keloid treatments with the care of a devoted staff. If you have keloids, contact Ederra Bella today to schedule a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Myla Bennett, Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa

Why That Scar Isn’t Going Away

Scar Treatment Johns Creek GA Scarring is your skin’s natural response to repairing deep wounds. There’s an increase of collagen inside of a scar’s foundation. Collagen is a kind of protein that forms strong and flexible fibers to close up a break in the skin.

Scar tissue tends to be a different color from the surrounding skin.

With a little exfoliation, microdermabrasion, or just the passage of time, most scars do fade. But every once in a while, something goes wrong with the scar formation process.

Have you noticed a scar that’s getting bigger and darker with time, instead of smaller and smoother?

Odds are, you have a hypertrophic or keloid scar.

Scars That Remain Longer Than Others

Keloid and hypertrophic scars are both the result of excess collagen formation in the scarring process. The collagen just keeps on growing, and it’s not always easy to tell why.

The main difference between hypertrophic and keloid scars is that hypertrophic scars have a limit while keloid scars don’t.

Hypertrophic scars are reddish or pink raised marks that form easily on people with fair complexions. Quite often, this excess scar tissue is due to some kind of irritation. It may be that the wound didn’t close up properly or kept ripping open.

Hypertrophic scars also commonly grow around body piercing sites. Whatever the cause, hypertrophic scars tend to only grow around the site of the original injury.

Keloid scarring is more common in people of color with dark-pigmented skin. Keloids bubble up and grow well beyond the borders of the original site of injury. They can even form branches of scar tissue on the skin.

Keloids are firm and large and difficult to treat. Even after removing keloid scars, then tend to grow right back again.

The Best Scar Treatment in North Georgia

Dr. Myla is a skilled plastic surgeon right here in Johns Creek with extensive experience in treating hypertrophic scars and keloids. Getting rid of scars permanently can be difficult, but Dr. Myla is up to the challenge!

Living with a hypertrophic scar or keloid can be a life full of shame and struggle. This is especially true if you have such a scar in a visible place like your face, neck, or arms.

Are you ready to take back your self-confidence by banishing excess scar tissue for good?

Call Ederra Bella today for a consultation to find out how we can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Myla Bennett, Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa

Our Patient Reviews

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 18 reviews

Kimberly E.

Dr. Bennett is absolutely amazing! From the very beginning, I felt incredibly comfortable and at home. She is highly skilled and top notch with everything she does. The results of my liposuction were incredible and my skin has noticeably been transformed by Dr. Bennett's facials and skincare line. She is a highly skilled, extraordinarily gifted doctor with the most beautiful spirit and genuinely cares about each one of her patients. I give Dr. Bennett and her staff my highest recommendation. Her staff is always kind, courteous and professional.

Gwen R.

Love the family like environment. My experience with the doctor and everyone in the office began with the follow up phone call from the online inquiry. Felt like I have known each of them for years. They made my experience so much easier than I thought it would have been. Just being in the office is a comforting beginning to my procedures. With the procedures that I did have I am quickly seeing some results. I would definitely recommend anyone to this establishment.

Ali A.

Let me first say that this place is so cute! The ambience is amazing. Amanda and her staff are extremely friendly, attentive and professional. Chanel performed a hydra facial with light therapy and I immediately saw results. I have been receiving compliments on my skin daily and I give all credit to Dr. Myla’s PrettyRX skincare line! Try Chanel and Dr. Myla out, you won’t regret it! Plus there’s plenty of free parking!

Karen A.

The Royal Treatment! From the moment you walk in the staff make you feel special. The Hydrafacial was beyond amazing and far exceeded my expectations. I'm still glowing! Chanel who did my facial was a complete joy, knowledgeable and very professional. Dr. Myla is a true Boss lady and rockstar physician. I can't wait to book my next appointment.

Caro C.

Dr. Myla Bennett is great. I found her on Instagram! After seeing many of her cases, I decided to make an appointment for a virtual consultation. I'm in NH where we don't have plastic surgeons that specialize in ethnic skin. Making that appointment was the best decision ever. She developed a regimen for me that I followed diligently. I never had horrible skin but Dr. Myla definitely put my skin on another level. I get compliments all the time...and I NEVER wear makeup. Her products are great too! Definitely give Dr. Myla a call, and don't hesitate if you are outside of GA.

Porscha S.

Ederra Bella is the best! Dr. Myla is very knowledgeable and she goes well beyond the call of duty to make sure her patients are well-informed. The staff is very friendly and the second you walk into the office, you immediately feel like you’re part of the family. I have and will continue referring Ederra Bella for anyone seeking services related to skin care and plastic surgery. I do want to add, Dr. Myla has just launched her skin care line, PrettyRx and it is absolutely amazing. I’ve gotten so many compliments, from random people I see during the day to make-up and skin professionals, telling me about how great my skin is. The products are light, gentle and, most importantly, they work! If you want clear, pretty and youthful skin, PrettyRx is what you need.

Towanda D.

Dr. Myla, is absolutely amazing, I trust her with my life. I had surgery and it ended up being two surgeries because of a issue she identified and made sure it got taken care of. Dr. Myla goes above and beyond to make her clients feel beautiful and important. I called and text her and she always answered and assisted with any questions, no matter the time. I would recommend her for any services, because she is very professional and knows her stuff. Thank you and your team Dr. Myla, for making me preserve my pretty!.

Hamsa W.

Dr. Mayla and the whole staff just phenomenal caring people their work and safty is beyond my expectations , any one thinking about doing serious stuff don to their body and face I say Ederra Bella is the place for you . And by the way I love love dr. Mayla’s Products “pretty RX” it did wonders to my skin . Thank you Ederra Bella .