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Br J Plast Surg. 1992 Nov-Dec;45(8):599-603.

Hydration and occlusion treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloids.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan.


In 31 patients with hypertrophic scars or keloids, a side by side test was carried out to check the efficacy of an occlusive dressing technique using cream which did not contain silicone oil, versus a simple application of vaseline, used as a control. In all cases, the cream treated areas of scar and keloid demonstrated a remarkable improvement over that of the vaseline treated area. These findings strongly suggest that the mechanisms of hydration and occlusion are the main basis of the therapeutic action of this method in treating hypertrophic scars and keloids.

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