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has anyone used a compression healing for a keloid scar?

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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: There is evidence that pressure therapy is effective in treating hypertrophic scarring from burns. This led doctors to try it for keloids. Unfortunately, there is not any good evidence that it works.
Answered on May 6, 2014
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Compression earrings are often used alone or in combination with other modalities for the treatment of earlobe keloids.
Answered on Sep 23, 2012

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