Treatment of Burn Scar Using Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser
AUTHORS: 1Sung Bin Cho MD, 2Sang JU Lee MD PhD, 2Won Soon Chung MD, 2Jin Moon Kang MD, 2Young Koo Kim MD
RESEARCH SITES: 1Department of Dermatology and Cutanous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 2Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, Korea
PUBLICATION: J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Feb;9(2):173- 5.
In Asian patients, ablative laser therapies are seldom used to treat burn scars due to posttreatment dyschromia, especially when nonfacial areas are treated. The non-ablative 1550-nm erbium-doped fractional photothermolysis system, although effective, requires multiple treatment sessions. In the authors hands, a 34-year-old Korean woman achieved improved atrophy, contracture, texture and color of a burn scar on her chest after two treatments spaced six weeks apart with an ablative 10,600 nm CO2 fractional laser system (Ultrapulse Encore Laser, Lumenis Inc., Santa Clara, CA).