Keloids are dark, raised, and sometimes itchy or painful scars resulting from excessive collagen growth in response to a wound .
Whereas injectable steroids are the traditional treatment of choice for keloids , an increasingly popular treatment for these scars is light.
MultiClear is a device that uses UVA-1 light to stimulate the production of collagenase, the enzyme that breaks down collagen. The protocol provides for approximately five to ten treatments, depending on the individual.
The result: a flatter, thinner scar with no side effects from the treatment. But, as with most light-based procedures, the results vary from patient to patient and not all keloids respond optimally.
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