Dressing/Wound care for laser treatment

Ariel E. Eber, Vincent M. Hsu, Stephen C. Davis, Keyvan Nouri

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Abstract

Laser procedures have become quite commonplace in the field of dermatology. Advancing technology, coupled with better management and prevention of side effects, has resulted in a large increase in laser procedures. As mentioned throughout this text, lasers are an appealing therapy for scars, photo-damage, ritides, and pigmentary disorders. Ablative lasers have been used effectively for years however with concerns of side effects and/or complications. Patient are also often dissuaded by the down-time required after ablative laser procedures. Furthermore, the demand for ablative procedures has decreased with non-ablative techniques dramatically on the rise. The non-ablative however, tend to have diminished efficacy compared to ablative techniques for many indications. With the rapid advances in laser technology there is a need to investigate optimal postoperative regimens so that we may deliver better outcomes and increase patient satisfactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in dermatology and medicine
Subtitle of host publicationdermatologic applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages467-474
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319761183
ISBN (Print)9783319761169
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2018

Keywords

  • Ablative lasers
  • Laser procedures
  • Wound care
  • Wound dressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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