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The 2015 review {1} mentions different therapies for scar reduction, including:

Treatment Description Advantages Disadvantages
Pressure therapy Application of elastic bandages or pressure garments to apply pressure to scar sites. Noninvasive. Can be applied at home by the patient. Often cause discomfort to the wearer which affects compliance. To achieve optimum results from pressure therapy require 6–12 months constant wear.
Silicone gel therapy Application of silicone gel sheets or gel formulated in a tube. Noninvasive. Can be applied at home by the patient. To achieve optimum results from silicone gel therapy require 6–12 months constant wear.

Does combining silicone gel therapy and pressure therapy help scar reduction (vs. using just one of these therapies)?


References:

  • {1} Bleasdale B, Finnegan S, Murray K, Kelly S, Percival SL. The Use of Silicone Adhesives for Scar Reduction. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Jul 1;4(7):422-430. doi: 10.1089/wound.2015.0625. PMID: 26155385; PMCID: PMC4486716. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486716/

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