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Comparison of different laser systems in the treatment of hypertrophic and atrophic scars and keloids
Author(s): D. Scharschmidt; Bernd Algermissen; J.-C. Willms-Jones; Carsten M. Philipp; Hans-Peter Berlien
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Paper Abstract

Different laser systems and techniques are used for the treatment of hypertrophic scars, keloids and acne scars. Significant criteria in selecting a suitable laser system are the scar's vascularization, age and diameter. Flashlamp- pumped dye-lasers, CO2-lasers with scanner, Argon and Nd:YAG-lasers are used. Telangiectatic scars respond well to argon lasers, erythematous scars and keloids to dye-laser treatment. Using interstitial Nd:YAG-laser vaporization, scars with a cross-section over 1 cm can generally be reduced. For the treatment of atrophic and acne scars good cosmetic results are achieved with a CO2-laser/scanner system, which allows a precise ablation of the upper dermis with low risk of side-effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3192, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297876
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D. Scharschmidt, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
Bernd Algermissen, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
J.-C. Willms-Jones, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
Carsten M. Philipp, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
Hans-Peter Berlien, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3192:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy
Gregory B. Altshuler; Reginald Birngruber; Marco Dal Fante; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Neville Krasner M.D.; Frederic Laffitte, Editor(s)

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