Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars: A review

Keyvan Nouri, Christopher J. Ballard, Maria Patricia Rivas

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The pulsed dye laser (PDL) is currently a popular choice for treating of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Numerous studies evaluating the efficacy of this laser in treating heloids and hypertrophic scars are reviewed in this article. Most of the study results demonstrate improvement with the PDL, but some showed no difference between treated scars and controls. The PDL appears to be safe and effective in many instances for the treatment of hypertrophic scars and heloids. However, more research is needed to determine if other treatment modalities, either alone or in combination with the PDL, will prove more consistently and completely efficacious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-778
Number of pages3
JournalCosmetic Dermatology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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