What are different types of occlusive dressings used for keloids and hypertrophic scars?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Brian Berman, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Occlusive dressings include silicone gel sheets and dressings, nonsilicone occlusive sheets, and Cordran tape. These measures have been used with varied success, and overall the quality of the studies has been suboptimal. [4] Antikeloidal effects appear to result from a combination of occlusion and hydration, rather than from an effect of the silicone.


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