Laser Treatment for Keloid, Hypertrophic, and Surgical Scars

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

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Abstract

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
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages318-319
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012

Keywords

  • Hypertrophic
  • Keloid
  • Laser
  • Scar
  • Surgical scar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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