How Much Would It Cost To Have My Ear Keloid Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if I could possibly get a quote in regards to the removal of my keloid on the front and back of my ear. This is the result of a piercing and i’ve had it for about 5+ years. Around 3 years ago, I did a couple rounds of steroid injections that did not change the size at all. Please let me know if you’re able to provide me a quote based on the photos attached. Thank you!

A: Once you have an established hypertrophic scar, steroid injections are not going to be effective. Steroids only work in the active phase of scar formation for the most part. These require excision as you have surmised with concomitant injections of Kenalog (steroid) to hedge the chance against recurrence.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana