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A Split-Scar Study Investigating the Effectiveness of Early Intervention With Electroabrasion on Improving the Cosmetic Appearance of Postsurgical Scars.

Dermatol Surg 2020 Feb 4. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Dermatology, Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.

Background: Electroabrasion, which uses an in-office electrosurgical device, is a method of surgical planning that ablates the skin to the papillary dermis. Several reports demonstrate that intraoperative ablative interventions with lasers or dermabrasion can modulate scar formation more effectively. This investigation uses electroabrasion intraoperatively to mitigate scar formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000002324DOI Listing
February 2020

Laser Therapy of Traumatic and Surgical Scars and an Algorithm for Their Treatment.

Lasers Surg Med 2020 Feb 17;52(2):125-136. Epub 2019 Oct 17.

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, McGovern Medical School, 6655 Travis St. #700, Houston, Texas, 77030.

Background And Objectives: This paper describes the laser techniques available for the treatment of surgical and trauma scars and develops recommendations for an algorithmic-based treatment approach based on extensive clinical experience and published data.

Study Design/materials And Methods: We reviewed the literature regarding laser treatment of surgical and traumatic scars and incorporated the clinical experience of the authors to develop an algorithm for the treatment of surgical and trauma scars.

Results: In order to develop treatment recommendations, scars were differentiated based on their clinical characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23171DOI Listing
February 2020
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Revision of a depressed scar across a relaxed skin tension line by punch elevation, filler injection, and fractional CO₂ laser.

Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2019 Sep;28(3):129-130

Students research committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Kermanshah, Iran.

Revision of a depressed scar is more challenging because it does not follow the relaxed skin tension line (RSTL). Several measures have been suggested for revision of this type of scar, and they have a number of limitations, complications, advantages, and disadvantages. A 45-year-old woman presented with a depressed scar measuring approximately 45 × 2. Read More

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September 2019
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Failure in Revision Dacryocystorhinostomy: A Study of Surgical Technique and Etiology.

J Craniofac Surg 2020 Jan/Feb;31(1):193-196

Department of Ophthalmology, Izmir Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital.

The aim of this study is to assess the etiologic factors of primary dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) failure according to DCR techniques and also to determine risk factors for the prediction of failure in revision external DCR. Retrospective review was performed in patients who underwent revision external DCR for previous DCR failure between 2008 and 2018. All patients underwent full ophthalmic and intranasal examination, lacrimal probing, and irrigation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000005829DOI Listing
March 2020
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Efficacy of Combined Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) With Fractional CO -Laser Ablation in the Treatment of Large Hypertrophic Scars: A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial.

Lasers Surg Med 2019 10 14;51(8):678-685. Epub 2019 May 14.

Miami Dermatology & Laser Institute, Miami, Florida, 33173.

Background And Objectives: Scar rehabilitation is a complex process that incorporates medical, surgical, and physical therapeutic measures to best restore function and visual normalcy. Lasers have emerged as essential tools in the management of scars, with devices available to address scar size, dyschromia, and contour irregularities. As different lasers treat these different features, multi-laser, same session therapeutic approaches may offer a more comprehensive approach to scar revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23092DOI Listing
October 2019
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Surgical and Noninvasive Modalities for Scar Revision.

Dermatol Clin 2019 Jul;37(3):375-386

Department of Dermatology, University of California Davis Medical System, 3301 C Street, #1400, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA. Electronic address:

Scar revision is of premier importance to the dermatologic surgeon. Some of the least invasive modalities include use of silicone gel sheets, resurfacing with electrosurgical instruments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and subcision. Laser technology also has been implemented to selectively target and ablate fibrous scar tissue via selective thermolysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2019.03.007DOI Listing
July 2019
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Comparative Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Laser Skin Resurfacing Using an Ultra-Pulse Carbon Dioxide Laser and Manual Dermabrasion Using a Medium-Grit Drywall Sand Screen for Scar Revision in Adults: A Split-Scar Prospective Study.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019 Feb 27;77(2):411.e1-411.e8. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Lecturer, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MGM Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India.

Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of laser skin resurfacing using an ultra-pulse carbon dioxide (CO) laser and manual dermabrasion with a medium-grit drywall sand screen for scar revision in adults with Fitzpatrick skin type III to V.

Materials And Methods: A total of 20 postsurgical and post-traumatic scars in individuals with Fitzpatrick skin type III to V were included in this study. Preoperative evaluation of the scars was performed by 3 blinded observers using the Manchester scar rating scale. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2018.10.013DOI Listing
February 2019
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An Algorithm Using Botox Injections for Facial Scar Improvement in Fitzpatrick Type IV-VI Skin.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Aug 8;6(8):e1888. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology & Dermato-Surgery & Director, The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai, India.

Background: Wounds of the face are known to heal poorly with conspicuous scarring. Hence, it is crucial to address the distracting effect of muscle pull on immature collagen, which often leads to worsening of scars.

Study Design: Prospective clinical study. Read More

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http://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=01720096-201808000-0000
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000001888DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181490PMC
August 2018
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Facial Scar Improvement Procedures.

Facial Plast Surg 2018 Oct 8;34(5):448-457. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Scars are a natural part of dermal healing following lacerations, incisions, or tissue loss. The ideal scar is narrow, flat, level with surrounding tissue, and difficult for the untrained eye to see due to color match and placement parallel to relaxed skin tension lines; however, scarring that is dyspigmented, hypertrophied, widened, contracted, or atrophic can be aesthetically displeasing or causing functional limitations. When the scar has unfavorable characteristics, scar revision is often indicated and the cosmetic surgeon must be knowledgeable of the minimally invasive as well as surgical techniques to improve aesthetics, reduced reoccurrence, or correct functional limitations. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0038-1669400
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1669400DOI Listing
October 2018
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The Super-High SMAS Facelift Technique with Tailor Tack Plication.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2018 Dec 19;42(6):1531-1539. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Background: Super-high superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) suspension and tailor tack plication are powerful facelift tools used in cases of primary facial rhytidectomy.

Technique: Thorough pre-operative patient screening and counseling are completed in an outpatient cosmetic surgery center. A super-high SMAS flap is developed by undermining and incising along a line extending from the tragus to lateral canthus and dissecting the SMAS sufficiently to induce movement of the lateral nose and the oral commissure with traction on the SMAS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-018-1223-xDOI Listing
December 2018
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Inside "Outside" Job: Unexpected Geometric Skin Ulcerations Overlying Orthopedic Hardware After Multimodal Laser Scar Revision.

Dermatol Surg 2018 Sep;44(9):1231-1233

Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine Irvine, California Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California DermOne, LLC, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001433DOI Listing
September 2018
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Post-Surgical Repair of Cleft Scar Using Fractional CO Laser.

Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2018 Jul 22;6(7):1231-1234. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Postoperative scarring is a common cause of patients dissatisfaction. Several modalities have been developed to overcome such a problem following surgical repair. Despite precise surgical technique, still, some scars would remain over the time, mostly due to the weak formation or inadequately replaced collagen fibres in the underneath dermis especially those following unilateral or bilateral cleft lip repair surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2018.250DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6062293PMC
July 2018
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Isotretinoin and dermatosurgical procedures.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2019 Jan-Feb;85(1):18-23

Department of Dermatologist, Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Several early reports suggested that performance of dermatosurgical procedures in patients on oral isotretinoin is associated with abnormal skin healing, keloid or hypertrophic scar formation. However, this association has been recently questioned in some studies. This review examines this issue, analyzes the studies published and concludes that the recommendation made earlier about the need to avoid dermatosurgical procedures in patients on isotretinoin is based on inadequate and insufficient evidence and hence needs revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_96_17DOI Listing
April 2019
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Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 3: Erythema, Hyperpigmentation, and Hypopigmentation.

Skinmed 2018;16(2):113-117. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Refresh Dermatology, Houston, TX;

Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. Part 3 focuses on scar revision for erythema, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. Read More

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October 2019
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Fractional CO Laser vs Fractional CO with Topical Platelet-rich Plasma in the Treatment of Acne Scars: A Split-face Comparison Trial.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Jul-Sep;10(3):136-144

Department of DVL, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Background: It is a challenge to treat acne scars and a multimodal combination approach is necessary. While fractional CO lasers (FCLs) are an established treatment option, the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of acne scars is not established though it is being used extensively in other fields of medicine owing to its healing properties. We combined the two methods to assess the proposed synergistic action on acne scars. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_99_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5782437PMC
February 2018
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[Eyelid surgery : Principles of blepharoplasty, application of CO lasers, aftercare and scar revision].

Authors:
U Schaudig

Ophthalmologe 2018 04;115(4):264-265

Augenklinik, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Rübenkamp 220, 22291, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00347-017-0630-8DOI Listing
April 2018
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Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 2: Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids.

Skinmed 2017;15(6):451-456. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Refresh Dermatology, Houston, TX;

Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. Part 2 focuses on scar revision for hypertrophic and keloids scars. Read More

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July 2019
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Pediatric dermatology procedures and pearls: Multimodal revision of earlobe keloids.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Mar 20;35(2):268-270. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital and University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Keloid scars are benign proliferations of fibrous tissue and collagen that usually occur in response to cutaneous injury. Many treatment modalities have been described in the literature, with variable rates of recurrence and no clear consensus. Keloids remain a therapeutic challenge to patients and physicians alike. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/pde.13374
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pde.13374DOI Listing
March 2018
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Scar Revision: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options.

Facial Plast Surg 2017 Dec 1;33(6):621-626. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Department of Otolaryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1607446DOI Listing
December 2017
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Posttraumatic Laser Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Nov;25(4):617-628

Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California Irvine, 1002 Health Sciences Road East, Irvine, CA 92612, USA; Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 500, Orange, CA 92868, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 3120 Natural Sciences II, Irvine, CA 92697-2715, USA. Electronic address:

Laser treatment for posttraumatic injury offers the clinician the unique opportunity for early intervention in mediating early scar formation, or for reducing the appearance of scars after maturation. In this review, the authors focus on the mechanisms by which lasers exert their therapeutic effects, highlighting several popular lasers and dosimetry used, and underscoring the power of combined surgical scar revision in managing posttraumatic facial scars. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2017.06.012DOI Listing
November 2017
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Early treatment using fractional CO laser before skin suture during scar revision surgery in Asians.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Apr 27;20(2):102-105. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

c Department of General Surgery , The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University , Hangzhou , P. R . China.

Fractional CO laser is one of the most effective treatment options used to resurface scars. However, most previous studies have been performed on mature scars at least 2 months after surgery. Recent studies have emphasized the importance of early treatment to reduce scar formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2017.1358452DOI Listing
April 2018
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Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 1: Wound Healing and Depressed/Atrophic Scars.

Skinmed 2017;15(4):271-276. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Refresh Dermatology, Houston, TX;

Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. In part 1, an overview of the importance of preoperative planning, intraoperative technique, and pathophysiology of wound healing is followed by a discussion of scar revision options for depressed/atrophic scars. Read More

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July 2019
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Safety of non-ablative fractional laser for acne scars within 1 month after treatment with oral isotretinoin: A randomized split-face controlled trial.

Lasers Surg Med 2017 12 29;49(10):886-890. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132.

Background And Objective: Based on reports of poor wound healing and scarring, it is currently recommended that patients wait 6 months after completion of oral isotretinoin therapy before the safe initiation of laser treatment. Our aim was to evaluate the safety of non-ablative fractional laser (NAFL) treatment for acne scars within 1 month after isotretinoin therapy.

Study Design/methods: This was a randomized split-face controlled trial involving 10 patients with acne scars who had completed isotretinoin treatment. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lsm.22711
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22711DOI Listing
December 2017
48 Reads

Scar Revision and Recontouring Post-Mohs Surgery.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Aug 30;25(3):463-471. Epub 2017 May 30.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1855 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Following Mohs reconstruction, several options are available to improve the appearance of the resulting scars. It is critical that the patient has realistic goals before beginning any treatment because scars can be improved but never erased. The surgical and nonsurgical options aim to replace pre-existing scars with ones that are less conspicuous. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2017.03.014DOI Listing
August 2017
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Combination laser treatment for immediate post-surgical scars: a retrospective analysis of 33 immature scars.

Lasers Med Sci 2017 Jul 2;32(5):1111-1119. Epub 2017 May 2.

WYNE Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Clinic, Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea.

The application of laser treatments beginning on the day of stitch removal has been demonstrated to improve scar quality. However, there are few guidelines for the treatment of immature scars (ISs), which are defined as "scars whose features are not yet expressed." The purpose of this study was to extract information about early combination laser treatment (CLT) beyond what is currently known by analyzing 33 pairs of pre-treatment and post-treatment photographs of ISs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-017-2215-9DOI Listing
July 2017
27 Reads

The Subunit Principle in Scar Face Revision.

J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun;28(4):1027-1029

Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Facial scaring is considered one of the most difficult cosmetic problems for any plastic surgeon to solve. The condition is more difficult if the direction of the scar is not parallel to relaxed skin tension lines. Attempts to manage this difficult situation included revisions using geometric designs, Z plasties or W plasties to camouflage the straight line visible scaring. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000003529DOI Listing
June 2017
10 Reads

Treating Scars of the Chin and Perioral Region.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):55-71

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive H091, Hershey, PA 17033, USA; Fedok Plastic Surgery, 113 East Fern Avenue, Foley, AL 36535, USA; Department of Surgery, USA Medical Center, The University of South Alabama, 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617, USA. Electronic address:

Lip and chin scarring occurs owing to reconstruction of congenital, cancer resection, or traumatic defects. Knowledge of lip anatomy and function is critical to optimize results. Realistic expectations should be established before intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.005DOI Listing
February 2017
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Unique Clinical Aspects of Nasal Scarring.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):45-54

UC Irvine Department of Head & Neck Surgery, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868, USA. Electronic address:

Various methods are available for refining scars of the external nose and optimal scar revision frequently requires the utilization of multiple techniques. Differing anatomy of nasal subunits and their underlying structural framework limit surgical options in nasal scar revision compared with other areas of the face. An understanding of a variety of laser technologies and their specific applications can vastly aid in fine, controlled scar revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.004DOI Listing
February 2017
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Treating Scars of the Cheek Region.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):37-43

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, 6400 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Scars of the cheek resulting from all causes can extol significant psychological toll. The cheek is the largest facial subunit and visually and aesthetically prominent making scars in this region difficult to ignore. An approach to scar management that targets specific characteristics of a scar using a combination of surgical and nonsurgical modalities can significantly improve the appearance of most scars. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.003DOI Listing
February 2017
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Soft Tissue Principles to Minimize Scarring: An Overview.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2017 Feb;25(1):1-13

Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670528, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0528, USA; Department of Dermatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670528, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0528, USA. Electronic address:

This article is a broad overview of measures and techniques that can be used to minimize soft tissue scarring. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.002DOI Listing
February 2017
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Fractionated Er:YAG laser versus fully ablative Er:YAG laser for scar revision: Results of a split scar, double blinded, prospective trial.

Lasers Surg Med 2016 11 18;48(9):837-843. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville, 3810 Springhurst Blvd., Louisville, Kentucky, 40241.

Background And Objective: Ablative laser resurfacing is a common treatment for post-surgical scars. Fractional ablative laser resurfacing has been an emerging treatment option that is replacing fully ablative lasers in many applications. Data comparing fractionated and fully ablative lasers in treating post-operative scars are lacking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22562DOI Listing
November 2016
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Split face evaluation of long-pulsed non-ablative 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser for treatment of direct browplasty scars.

Lasers Surg Med 2016 10 9;48(8):742-747. Epub 2016 Aug 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136.

Purpose: To investigate 1,064 nm long-pulse Nd:YAG laser for postoperative treatment of direct browplasty scars.

Methods: Nine patients who underwent direct browplasty were enrolled in this prospective study. Subjects were randomized to unilateral laser treatment at 2-week intervals for six total treatments, with the contralateral scar used as a control. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22543DOI Listing
October 2016
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[Scar revision in children: Clinical situations and solutions].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2016 Oct 23;61(5):578-588. Epub 2016 Jun 23.

Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHRU Lille, rue Emile-Laine, 59037 Lille cedex, France.

The scar of soft tissues is a permanent stigma of a trauma but it can sometimes be improved. It is more or less accepted by the patient and may be the source of a significant physical and psychosocial impact that leads to a request for a scar revision. Even if the child presents generally an excellent ability to heal, the quality of the scar depends on many factors such as the age, the type of scar or trauma and the affected body area. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anplas.2016.05.009DOI Listing
October 2016
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A Combination Approach to Surgical Scars.

Dermatol Surg 2016 May;42 Suppl 2:S150-6

*Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California; †Scripps Clinic, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, San Diego, California; ‡Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Background: Scar formation from surgical procedures is an unavoidable risk. Despite measures taken by both the surgeon and patient during the perioperative and postoperative periods to maximize cosmesis, some patients will wish to pursue surgical or laser scar revision.

Objective: The authors propose a treatment algorithm to assist in approaching surgical scar revision with combination treatments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000750DOI Listing
May 2016
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The microsecond 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser as an adjunct to improving surgical scars following Mohs micrographic surgery.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2016 Aug 21;18(4):225-9. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

a Department of Dermatology , Indiana University School of Medicine , Indianapolis , IN , USA.

Background: Scarring following skin surgery is an unavoidable certainty. Scars resulting from Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) can cause both cosmetic and functional problems. Various lasers have been used to treat scars, but the role of the microsecond pulsed 1064 nanometer neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (1064 nm Nd:YAG) in treating surgical scars is not well-defined. Read More

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14764172.2016.11
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2016.1157356DOI Listing
August 2016
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Savior of post-blepharoepicanthoplasty scarring: Novel use of a low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2016 28;18(2):69-71. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

a Department of Surgery , Singapore General Hospital , Singapore.

Blepharoplasty with medial epicanthoplasty is popular in Asia. However, known complications include scarring, which can take the form of hypertrophic scars or keloids. Treatments for scars include pressure dressing, silicone gels, retinoic acids, radiotherapy, cryotherapy, triamcinolone injections, and surgical revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2015.1063661DOI Listing
January 2017
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Prevention and treatment of nonfacial scars.

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2015 Sep;34(3):153-7

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, DC, USA.

Hypertrophy in nonfacial scars can be caused by mechanical stress created by large core muscles and joint movement and by increased pressure and shear over sites with boney prominences. Careful surgical planning and technique to minimize wound tension, followed by tension off-loading, can help minimize scar hypertrophy. Both surgical and nonsurgical techniques can be utilized for non-facial scar revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/j.sder.2015.0167DOI Listing
September 2015
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Intraoperative Ultrasound to Accurately Gauge Scar Thickness and Identify Altered Intrascar Anatomy During Multimodal Revision of a Hypertrophic Chest Wall Burn Scar.

Dermatol Surg 2015 Dec;41(12):1444-7

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California Department of Radiology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California, DermOne, LLC, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000515DOI Listing
December 2015
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Best Reconstructive Techniques: Improving the Final Scar.

Dermatol Surg 2015 Oct;41 Suppl 10:S265-75

*DermSurgery Associates, Houston, Texas; †Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, Houston, Texas; ‡Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas; §Department of Dermatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York.

Background: Abnormal cutaneous scarring is due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue in response to traumatic or iatrogenic tissue injury and may adversely affect a patient's quality of life. The success of a surgical procedure is often tied to the cosmetic outcome.

Objectives: To provide a synthesis of available literature and provide guidelines for the management of cutaneous scars with laser technology. Read More

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October 2015
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Laser tratment of traumatic scars: a military perspective.

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Peter R Shumaker

Semin Cutan Med Surg 2015 Mar;34(1):17-23

Chairman, Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA.

Advancements in medical treatment and transport over more than a decade of conflict have resulted in unprecedented survival rates for service members despite catastrophic injuries. Enhanced survival has created an unprecedented need for comprehensive rehabilitation and transition services. Though far from the exclusive domain of military dermatologists, military medicine has had a prominent role in integrating cutaneous procedural techniques into the rehabilitation of traumatically injured patients for a variety of reasons. Read More

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March 2015
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Soft tissue trauma and scar revision.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2014 Nov 8;22(4):639-51. Epub 2014 Nov 8.

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA.

Numerous techniques and treatments have been described for scar revision, with most studies focusing on the adult population. A comprehensive review of the literature reveals a paucity of references related specifically to scar revision in children. This review describes the available modalities in pediatric facial scar revision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2014.07.007DOI Listing
November 2014
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Comparison of non-ablative and ablative fractional laser treatments in a postoperative scar study.

Lasers Surg Med 2014 Dec 3;46(10):741-9. Epub 2014 Nov 3.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Background And Objective: Postoperative scarring after thyroidectomy is a problem for both patients and clinicians. Recently, both non-ablative and ablative fractional laser (NFL and AFL) systems have attracted attention as potential therapies for the revision of thyroidectomy scars. The present split-scar study was designed to directly compare the efficacy of these two methods for the treatment of post-thyroidectomy scars. Read More

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December 2014
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Updated international clinical recommendations on scar management: part 1--evaluating the evidence.

Dermatol Surg 2014 Aug;40(8):817-24

*Gold Skin Care Center and Tennessee Clinical Research Center, Nashville, Tennessee; †Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research, Aventura, Florida; ‡Department of Laser and Surgery, Istituto Dermatologico Europeo, Milano, Italy; §Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany; ‖Paces Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, Georgia; ¶Inkwell Medical Communications, Novelty, Ohio.

Background: There is an ongoing need to standardize scar management by establishing safe and effective treatment options that can be applied in routine clinical practice.

Objective: To review available data on methods for preventing and treating cutaneous scarring.

Materials And Methods: Relevant scientific literature was identified through a comprehensive search of the MEDLINE database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dsu.0000000000000049DOI Listing
August 2014
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The Role of the CO2 Laser and Fractional CO2 Laser in Dermatology.

Laser Ther 2014 Mar;23(1):49-60

Department of Dermatology, Queen's Square Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan.

Background: Tremendous advances have been made in the medical application of the laser in the past few decades. Many diseases in the dermatological field are now indications for laser treatment that qualify for reimbursement by many national health insurance systems. Among laser types, the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser remains an important system for the dermatologist. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3999431PMC
March 2014
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Scar prevention and remodeling: a review of the medical, surgical, topical and light treatment approaches.

Int J Dermatol 2014 Aug 2;53(8):922-36. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University, Dearborn, MI, USA.

Cosmetic, functional, and structural sequelae of scarring are innumerable, and measures exist to optimize and ultimately minimize these sequelae. To evaluate the innumerable methods available to decrease the cosmetic, functional, and structural repercussions of scarring, pubMed search of the English literature with key words scar, scar revision, scar prevention, scar treatment, scar remodeling, cicatrix, cicatrix treatment, and cicatrix remodeling was done. Original articles and reviews were examined and included. Read More

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August 2014
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Scar revision.

Indian J Plast Surg 2013 May;46(2):408-18

Department of Plastic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Most surgical patients end up with a scar and most of these would want at least some improvement in the appearance of the scar. Using sound techniques for wound closure surgeons can, to a certain extent, prevent suboptimal scars. This article reviews the principles of prevention and treatment of suboptimal scars. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901922PMC
May 2013
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Systematic review and meta-analysis on outcomes for endoscopic versus external dacryocystorhinostomy.

Orbit 2014 Apr 19;33(2):81-90. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hornsby Hospital , Hornsby, New South Wales , Australia .

Background: Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is commonly performed for epiphora, dacryocystitis and during tumor surgery. External (EXT-DCR) and endoscopic DCR (END-DCR) are both practiced. END-DCR was initially performed with laser (EL-DCR) but has shifted to careful bone removal with mechanical drills (EM-DCR). Read More

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April 2014
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Residual scarring from hidradenitis suppurativa: fractionated CO2 laser as a novel and noninvasive approach.

Pediatrics 2014 Jan 9;133(1):e248-51. Epub 2013 Dec 9.

Scar Treatment and Revision (S.T.A.R.) Program, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, 8010 Frost St, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin condition that can have a significant psychosocial impact, both with the active disease and with residual scarring. Although a wide variety of treatment options exist for HS, to our knowledge there are no reported modalities aimed specifically at treating HS scarring. We describe the case of an adolescent female who received medical management of intramammary HS followed by successful treatment with fractionated 10,600-nm carbon dioxide laser for her residual cribriform scarring. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-3356DOI Listing
January 2014
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Addition of platelet concentrate to dermo-epidermal skin graft in deep burn trauma reduces scarring and need for revision surgeries.

Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub 2014 Jun 27;158(2):242-58. Epub 2013 Sep 27.

Institute of Radiodiagnostic and Vice-President for Science and Research, University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Background: [corrected] Deep skin burn injuries, especially those on the face, hands, feet, genitalia and perineum represent significant therapeutic challenges. Autologous dermo-epidermal skin grafts (DESG) have become standard of care for treating deep burns. Additionally, human autologous thrombin activated autologous platelet concentrate (APC) has gained acceptance in the setting of wounds. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5474322PMC
June 2014
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