Treatment of ear keloids is notoriously difficult and usually involves the use of a Zimmer splint, or clip on earrings. This method is problematic and is only of limited use, if the keloid is located on the ear lobe. With a fashion trend for both males and females having piercings to the upper aspect of the ear, resulting keloids would be impossible to treat using the above method.
The problem of location also presents itself with the development of keloid scarring to the post auricular area following pinnaplasty. A child who has undergone pinnaplasty to change their cosmetic appearance, only to suffer large scar formations resistant to available treatments, can experience severe psychological impact.
This close-up image shows the precision fit which can be achieved using our technique and materials. As the image shows, the split fits closely to all of the undercuts and details of the ear.