Hello! I have a keloid on my shoulder caused from the vaccination when I was a kid (20years ago). I was adviced by my doctor to use Silicone sheet for 3months. How effective the silicone sheet in removing an old keloid?
How Effective the Silicone Sheet in Removing an Old Keloid?
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Silicone sheets are not going to remove a keloid scar
Unfortunately, silicone sheets have a minimal effect on improving the appearance of the scar. A recent well designed research study showed no benefit in using silicone sheeting so I would advise considering laser revision instead. It will have a greater cost but it is much more effective in treating scars.
Silicone sheets and keloid scars - Los Angeles
Silicone sheets have limited effectiveness compared to newer laser options to improve scarring and residual fullness in old keloid scars. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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