After my hysterectomy surgery I was left with a long visible scar over my belly. If that wasn’t enough, it intersected with my cesarean from my pregnancy. I had a “T” over my hoo-ha and it wasn’t pretty. I am fair skin however after the redness subdued, it remained raised. I tried every cream on the market. Some worked a little. Still, I had a very noticeable scar. It did more than bother me. I met with a new dermatologist and she mentioned laser surgery. And so I gave it a shot. Within four treatments I saw little to no results other than the irritation from the procedure and decided to cut my losses. I gave up. A few years passed and I was invited to Jamaica with my co workers on a business trip. I declined the invitation. When my boss asked why, I told her it was because of my scar. By then it was a less raised, darker form of that “T” shape. She didn’t understand. She also is not a mother who had a hysterectomy! It was hopeless. Then I googled scar tattoo cover ups or something and found out that there was a tattoo artist that specialized in scar coverups. Too bad he was in NY. I live in Boulder CO. I decided to contact them anyway to see if I can get some feedback on my issue. I promptly got an email reply and was instructed to send images of my scar. I later received a phone call from Damm Nice who informed me that he could in fact tattoo over the scar. I must say after having been burned from surgeons, to dermatologists and the like, I skeptic. Still, his confidence reassured me there was hope. I saved up and sent a deposit to have him come to Boulder. We decided it was more cost effecient and better for my recovery to have him come to me which he did not mind at all. Throughout this journey, I had never been more comforted and accomodated. By the time he arrived, we had a image that was sure to cover. It was a stalking tiger coming toward you. SO SEXY! It hurt a bunch but it was worth it and the money and I would do it again if I had to. Just wish I didn’t go the traditional route to begin with. The tattoo cost less than surgery and the healing was much easier. Would highly recommend DAMM NICE for a persons scar treatment.
Keloids were described by Egyptian surgeons around 1700 BCE, recorded in the Smith papyrus, regarding surgical techniques. [ citation needed ] Baron Jean-Louis Alibert (1768–1837) identified the keloid as an entity in 1806. [ citation needed ] He called them cancroïde , later changing the name to chéloïde to avoid confusion with cancer. The word is derived from the Greek χηλή , chele , meaning " hoof ", here in the sense of "crab pincers ", and the suffix -oid , meaning "like".
For severe cases, the keloid can surgically excised and given x-ray treatments to the site immediately afterwards, usually the on the same day. This works in about 85% of the most severe cases. Electron beam radiation can be used, which will not go deep enough to affect internal organs. Orthovoltage radiation is more penetrating and slightly more effective. There have not been any reports of this causing any form of cancer in many years of use, but it is very expensive. Silicone pads and creams are sold over the counter for use on keloids. These do benefit hypertrophic scars but will not cure a true keloid. However, they can reduce pain, swelling and itching from a keloid. They usually take 3 months or more to work.