Keloid treatment with Rubber Banding:
Rubber bands are used as a home remedy to remove ear and other keloids. This procedure carries a risk, as one cannot fully control the extent of injury to the normal ear tissue that may be caused by the rubber band. The Photograph below depicts how harmful this procedure can be. This young female self-treated her own ear keloid using a rubber band. As a result, only part of the keloid was removed, and with it a portion of her ear helix, causing a visible deformity.
Rubber Band Causing Loss of Ear Tissue
It is very important to also know that the damage from rubber band cannot be repaired due to the fact that any form of surgical intervention to re-shape or to repair the ear will most likely trigger formation of a new and yet larger keloid at the same site. Dr. Tirgan advised against the usage of rubber band to remove ear keloids.