Pressure therapy (PT) is commonly used to manage hypertrophic scars. It is often based on the use of elastic pressure garments, which are poorly suited for a facial localization. We describe the conception, fabrication, and use of a custom-made PT facial mask for primary prevention of hypertrophic scarring of complex facial wounds. The main advantage of the device is that it is quick and easy to manufacture in a conventional prosthetics laboratory, with a good level of observance and tolerance in our experience of 20 treated patients.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Pressure therapy, Facial wounds, Mask