About Vertical Keloids

Vertical keloids tend to be prominent in a vertical direction and look bulbous. These scars usually have distinct borders and a defined shape. There may be limited areas of central quiescence (the centre of the scar is flatter). These keloids may be painful or pruritic (itchy) and can continue to spread over many years.

Photo of a vertical keloid on the upper arm

Treatment options for Vertical Keloids

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  • Home Treatments: The major part of your scar treatment happens at home. There exists a wide variety of home treatments like pressure therapy, silicone, topicals etc…
  • Non Invasive Treatments: Several scar management techniques performed by scar specialist have proven their efficacy and will help you to improve your scar.
  • Minimally Invasive Treatments: These treatments have become increasingly popular over the last years. Highly visible results and short recuperation times are responsible for this popularity.
  • Surgery: Reconstructive surgery is often seen as the last option after all other treatment options have failed. However, with burn scars it is often a necessary measure.

Below you will find an overview of all possible treatments. Click on the different categories to look for specific types of treatment.