Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Keloid Scar Treatment

Keloid scars can cause patients quite a bit of distress. They may be symptomatic, meaning they create a physical burden of some kind. They may also be cosmetic, meaning they are a source of concern for a patient’s appearance. In either case, keloids have a broad variety of causes and treatment options, making them more complex than they appear.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the world’s leading experts of keloid management. He has a very long record of successful keloid treatment with very low recurrence rates. For patients seeking high quality keloid scar treatment in Los Angeles, look no further than Dr. Karamanoukian. To set an appointment or to find out more, please call our office today.

What is a Keloid Scar?

Simply put, a keloid scar results from the body’s overcompensation during the healing process. It is a scar that extends beyond the boundaries of a wound, and can continue growing unless treated. Keloid scars look like scar tissue that has simply expanded into a growth on the surface of the skin. While keloids are not directly harmful to the body, they can still cause a number of distressing symptoms, not the least of which is insecurity regarding one’s appearance.

Keloid scars can develop anywhere an abrasion has occurred. They can develop after a major laceration, such as a surgery, or after something as small as a pimple or a bug bite. While they can occur anywhere on the body, their most common locations are the earlobes, arms, pelvis and over the collarbone. In most cases, keloid scars require surgical removal, although more conservative approaches can be used in certain cases.

In the treatment of keloids, it is important that patients find a surgeon who is truly versed in their anatomy and various nuances. Dr. Karamanoukian is a leading scientific researcher in keloid scars. He has developed clinical formulas for keloid treatment that have helped thousands of patients find relief from the burden of keloid scars. For patients seeking a true expert in the field of keloid scar treatment, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian.

Keloid Scar Treatment

As one of the nation’s leading experts on keloid scar treatment, Dr. Karamanoukian’s comprehensive, three-stage treatment method is backed by proven results.


He begins with a thorough, sharp analysis of the keloid. He considers every factor, including location, size, blood supply, color and many other aspects of the keloid. Through this analysis, he can then determine which exact treatment method will best suit the patient.


In treating keloids, Dr. Karamanoukian looks to the most conservative approach available. His goal is to give his patients the best possible results with the most minimally invasive methods. In many cases, this means laser treatment to eliminate the keloid tissue and create a cosmetically beautiful appearance. In some cases, advanced keloids may require surgery. It all depends on each patient’s unique circumstances.


Following treatment, Dr. Karamanoukian maintains a relationship with his patients. He is an available resource during the recovery period, able to help with any questions or concerns that arise. He likes to see each of his patients through to full recovery, ensuring they receive the best results possible. With his thorough, caring approach, Dr. Karamanoukian delivers among the best keloid scar treatment available.

Keloid Scar Treatment

Expert Los Angeles Keloid Scar Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering keloid scar treatment, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to treating keloid scars, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it applies to the cosmetic excellence of your keloid treatment, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Every keloid treatment takes place in a surgical suite that is fully licensed by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your care. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book and delivers among the safest keloid scar treatment available.