Laser treatment of traumatic scars with an emphasis on ablative fractional laser resurfacing: consensus report

AUTHORS: Anderson RR1, Donelan MB2, Hivnor C3, Greeson E3, Ross EV4, Shumaker PR5, Uebelhoer NS5, Waibel JS6 RESEARCH SITES: 1Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 3San Antonio Uniformed Health Education Consortium, Lackland Air Force Base, TX, 4Scripps Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology […]

Residual Scarring From Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Fractionated CO2 Laser as a Novel and Noninvasive Approach

AUTHORS: Andrew C. Krakowski, MDa,b, Shehla Ad­mani, MDa,b, Nathan S. Uebelhoer DOc, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MDa,b, and Peter R. Shu­maker, MDc RESEARCH SITES: aUniversity of Califor­nia, San Diego, La Jolla, California; bRady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California; and cNaval Medical Center, San Diego, California PUBLICATION: JPediatrics Vol. 133 No. 1, pp. e248 -e251 YEAR: 2014 […]

Ablative fractional photothermolysis in the treatment of scar contractures of the wrists and forearms: a retrospective data analysis

AUTHORS: Perry A1, Elston J2, Reynolds H3, Hawley L3, Kroonen L2, Uebelhoer NS3, Shu­maker PR3 RESEARCH SITES: 1Department of Derma­tology and Dermatologic Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 2Department of Ortho­pedics, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 3Department of Derma­tology and Dermatologic Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA PUBLICATION: JAMA Dermatology Vol. 71 […]

Vascular Patterns in Mature Hypertrophic Burn Scars Treated with Fractional CO2 Laser

AUTHORS: Karen L. Connolly, MD; Marsha Chaffins, MD; David Ozog, MD RESEARCH SITES: Department of Dermatol­ogy, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA PUBLICATION: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Vol. 46 No. 8, pp.597- 600 YEAR: 2014 Background and Objective: Fractional CO2 laser has recently emerged as a promising therapeutic modality to improve the texture and […]

Ablative fractional laser resurfacing helps treat restrictive pediatric scar contractures

AUTHORS: Krakowski AC1, Gold­enberg A2, Eichenfield LF1, Murray JP3, Shumak­er PR4 RESEARCH SITES: 1Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, 3Occupational Therapy, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, 4Department of Dermatology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA PUBLICATION: Pediatrics […]

Laser resurfacing and remodeling of hypertrophic burn scars: the results of a large, prospective, before-after cohort study, with long-term follow-up

AUTHORS: Hultman CS, Friedstat JS, Edkins RE, Cairns BA, Meyer AA RESEARCH SITES: Division of Plastic Surgery and The NC Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, NC, USA PUBLICATION: Ann Surg Vol. 260 No. 3, pp. 519-529 YEAR: 2014 OBJECTIVES: Hypertrophic burn scars produce significant morbidity, including itching, pain, […]

Evaluation of Clinical Results, Histological Architecture, and Collagen Expression Following Treatment of Mature Burn Scars With a Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser

AUTHORS: David M. Ozog, M.D.1; Austin Liu, M.D.1; Marsha L. Chaffins, M.D.2; Adrian H. Ormsby, M.D.2; Edgar F. Fincher, M.D., Ph.D4; Lisa K. Chipps, M.D.4; Qing- Sheng Mi, M.D., Ph.D3; Peter H. Grossman, M.D.5; John C. Pui, M.D.6; Ronald L. Moy, M.D.4 RESEARCH SITES: Department of Derma­tology1, Department of Dermatology and Pa­thology2, and Derma­tology Research […]

Rapid healing of scar-associated chronic wounds after ablative fractional resurfacing

AUTHORS: Shumaker PR, Kwan JM, Badiavas EV, Waibel J, Davis S, Ue­belhoer NS PUBLICATION: Archives of Dermatology Vol. 148 No. 11, pp. 1289-1293 YEAR: 2012 BACKGROUND: Skin compromised by traumatic scars and contractures can manifest decreased resistance to shearing and other forces, while increased tension and skin fragility contribute to chronic erosions and ulcerations. Chronic […]

Ablative Fractional Resurfacing for the Treatment of Traumatic Scars and Contractures

AUTHORS: Nathan S. Uebelhoer, DO1, E. Victor Ross, MD1,2, Peter R. Shu­maker, MD1 RESEARCH SITES: 1Department of Derma­tology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA. 2Depart­ment of Dermatology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA. PUBLICATION: Semin Cutan Med Surg 31:110-120 YEAR: 2012 After a decade of military conflict, thousands of wounded warriors have suffered debilitating […]