The Management of Post Piercing Keloids of the Earlobes

The Management of Post Piercing Keloids of the Earlobes
Troublesome keloid scars are regularly seen after earlobe piercing. Frequently, these are treated by
excision (removal) and result in a bigger keloid.
For a satisfactory outcome, excision needs to be followed by a strict and planned period of earlobe
compression up to 6 months.
This is a difficult site to keep compressed and works best with a pair of custom made earrings. For
about 10 years we have had excellent, attractive silver earrings made by Mac of Mac Art Jewellery in
Bellingen. The earrings use two connected discs with a tightening mechanism which allows adequate
pressure to be maintained.
To achieve the best results, each custom made pair of earrings are made before scheduling the surgery
as the compression must be started a week after surgery.
As in all keloid scar management, compression therapy is usually very effective. A bonus is that the
patient is the proud owner of a new attractive pair of silver earrings!

Post ear piercing keloid of the ear lobe

Post ear piercing keloid of the ear lobe

Post keloid excision with custom made earring side view

Post keloid excision with custom made earring side view

Post keloid excision with custom made earring posterior view

Post keloid excision with custom made earring posterior view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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