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Scar Team

What is the best way to take tension off a wound to limit the tendency for a keloid to recur? Rei Ogawa reported a number of techniques which he had found beneficial in 2018. Typical techniques might include long-lasting sutures in the deeper layers of the skin, re-orientating the direction of a wound and subsequent scar with basic plastic surgery flap operations or countering stress within the skin using tape dressings. Rei reported his own experience and recommended a far more aggressive approach to 'offload' the skin: putting deep stitches within the fibrous layers beneath the skin surface - the 'fascia'. He felt this to be the only way to limit the tendency for scars to be stressed in the long-term, so reducing the tendency for keloid scars to recur. ...

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