Home > Resources > Laser Treatment for Scars and Keloids

Laser Treatment for Scars and Keloids

Already a member? Click here to sign in

Step 1: Not registered? Please complete this form to view content

Step 2: Create Your Medical Product Guide Account

Step 3: Create Your Professional Information

* indicates required field

By clicking the button above you agree to our Terms of Use. We take your privacy seriously. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Journal/Article Reprint from Laser Therapy IQ Center

Scarring remains an inevitable effect of the wounding process. Scars may cause notable psychosocial morbidity secondary to poor cosmesis as well as functional impairment in the case of hypertrophic scars and keloids. Techniques to minimize scar burden have been employed since ancient times, but historically the treatment and prevention of scarring has been disappointing. Exciting new research on the minimization of postoperative and traumatic scarring currently is being conducted, and the use of existing laser technologies has proven beneficial in the treatment of established scars.
Scars can be broadly classified as hypertrophic scars, keloids, atrophic scars, and acne scars. Prior reviews of laser scar revision techniques have been organized according to the type of scar. This review presents an overview of laser principles as they pertain to the treatment of scars followed by a synopsis of scar treatment organized by laser type to facilitate the busy practitioner’s utilization of available resources.
Scars can be broadly classified as hypertrophic scars, keloids, atrophic scars, and acne scars. Prior reviews of laser scar revision techniques have been organized according to the type of scar. This review presents an overview of laser principles as they pertain to the treatment of scars followed by a synopsis of scar treatment organized by laser type to facilitate the busy practitioner’s utilization of available resources.