Scars

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

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Abstract

Scars are usually classified into atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, or keloids. A number of lasers, both with known and unknown mechanisms of action, have been investigated for improving the appearance of such scars, with variable outcomes. Currently, multiple lasers are being utilized for the treatment of scars. The 585 nm pulsed dye laser is the gold standard of laser therapy for keloid and hypertrophic scars. The ablative lasers such as the CO 2 and Er:YAG lasers are best suited for atrophic scars. Non-ablative approaches have also become popular and are being widely used to achieve reduced downtimes yet still provide excellent outcomes. This chapter discusses these lasers and their role in scar improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Problems in Dermatology
Pages131-139
Number of pages9
Volume42
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Publication series

NameCurrent Problems in Dermatology
Volume42
ISSN (Print)14215721
ISSN (Electronic)16622944

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Cicatrix
Lasers
Hypertrophic Cicatrix
Keloid
Dye Lasers
Solid-State Lasers
Laser Therapy
Carbon Monoxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Elsaie, M. L., Choudhary, S., McLeod, M., & Nouri, K. (2011). Scars. In Current Problems in Dermatology (Vol. 42, pp. 131-139). (Current Problems in Dermatology; Vol. 42). https://doi.org/10.1159/000328274

Scars. / Elsaie, Mohamed L.; Choudhary, Sonal; McLeod, Michael; Nouri, Keyvan.

Current Problems in Dermatology. Vol. 42 2011. p. 131-139 (Current Problems in Dermatology; Vol. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Elsaie, ML, Choudhary, S, McLeod, M & Nouri, K 2011, Scars. in Current Problems in Dermatology. vol. 42, Current Problems in Dermatology, vol. 42, pp. 131-139. https://doi.org/10.1159/000328274
Elsaie ML, Choudhary S, McLeod M, Nouri K. Scars. In Current Problems in Dermatology. Vol. 42. 2011. p. 131-139. (Current Problems in Dermatology). https://doi.org/10.1159/000328274
Elsaie, Mohamed L. ; Choudhary, Sonal ; McLeod, Michael ; Nouri, Keyvan. / Scars. Current Problems in Dermatology. Vol. 42 2011. pp. 131-139 (Current Problems in Dermatology).
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