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
Pages (from-to)776-778
Number of pages3
JournalCosmetic Dermatology
Volume17
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Nouri, K., Ballard, C. J., & Rivas, M. P. (2004). Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars: A review. Cosmetic Dermatology, 17(12), 776-778.

Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars : A review. / Nouri, Keyvan; Ballard, Christopher J.; Rivas, Maria Patricia.

In: Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol. 17, No. 12, 01.12.2004, p. 776-778.

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Nouri, K, Ballard, CJ & Rivas, MP 2004, 'Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars: A review', Cosmetic Dermatology, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 776-778.
Nouri K, Ballard CJ, Rivas MP. Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars: A review. Cosmetic Dermatology. 2004 Dec 1;17(12):776-778.
Nouri, Keyvan ; Ballard, Christopher J. ; Rivas, Maria Patricia. / Pulsed dye laser for the treatment of scars : A review. In: Cosmetic Dermatology. 2004 ; Vol. 17, No. 12. pp. 776-778.
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