How is excision performed in the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars?

Updated: May 29, 2020
  • Author: Brian Berman, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Apply basic soft tissue handling techniques at primary wound repair sites. Carefully plan the closure with minimal tension, paralleling the relaxed skin tension lines. Use buried sutures, when necessary, for a layered closure and to reduce tension. Whenever feasible, apply pressure dressings and garments during the immediate postoperative period to wounds in patients in whom hypertrophic scars and keloid formation occur.

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