Laser Treatment for Keloid, Hypertrophic, and Surgical Scars

Michael P. McLeod, Sonal Choudhary, Mohamed L. Elsaie, Keyvan Nouri

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Hypertrophic scars appear weeks following an injury, while keloid scars develop months to years later. Some patients have a higher risk of developing hypertrophic and keloid scars, such as those with darker skin tones, a family history of forming hypertrophic and keloid scars, a wound in a high-risk location, and a tensely closed wound. The first lasers explored for treating hypertrophic and keloid scars were the 1060-nm Nd:YAG and argon lasers. Since those investigations, the pulse dye laser has shown some promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Hypertrophic
  • Keloid
  • Laser
  • Scar
  • Surgical scar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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