Ear Keloids can be challenging to treat successfully. The cartilage in the pinna of the ear has a propensity for the development of scar and we can see this following ear piercings.
Treatment with surgical excision is helpful but the recurrence rate can be high. The addition of radiation therapy post keloid excision can reduced the recurrence rate.
Patients are often concerned when they hear the word “radiation”. Radiation therapy for breast cancer is typically 5 days per week for six weeks with each session lasting 15 minutes. Radiation post keloid excision is just three treatments which each lasting about 30 seconds.
The photograph demonstrates before and after ear keloid excision and three radiation treatments.