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Does getting an ear piercing with a needle reduce the risk for keloids when compared to a gun?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both use a needle

so they are comparable.

In brief: Both use a needle

so they are comparable.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Comparable

The risk of forming a keloid has more to do with your propensity to form a keloid than the type of needle used.
Both techniques use needles and traumatize the skin in similar manners so the risk should be about the same.

In brief: Comparable

The risk of forming a keloid has more to do with your propensity to form a keloid than the type of needle used.
Both techniques use needles and traumatize the skin in similar manners so the risk should be about the same.
Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Dr. Keimun Slaughter
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Probably equal risk

If a patient has a keloid tendancy, it probably doesn't matter which method of piercing is used, the risk should be the same.

In brief: Probably equal risk

If a patient has a keloid tendancy, it probably doesn't matter which method of piercing is used, the risk should be the same.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

There is no way predicting which method of ear piercing will give you keloid.
We know that keloids are more common in dark skin people.

In brief: No

There is no way predicting which method of ear piercing will give you keloid.
We know that keloids are more common in dark skin people.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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