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There has been success in flattening keloids (knobby growths of scar tissue most common in people of Mediterranean or African descent) by first having the keloid sliced or frozen off, followed by a series of steroid injections – one right after surgery then three follow-up shots over the next three months (cost: de­pending on the extent of the scar, $1,000-$5,000 to excise it and $250 per injection). “This combination works in 70-80 percent of patients,” says Steven G. Wallach, M.D., assistant clinical professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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