Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(6): 519-521
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267727
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Laser Treatment of Facial Scars

Paul J. Carniol1 , Amish Talwar1 , Eric T. Carniol1
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, New Jersey
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Publication Date:
17 November 2010 (online)


Laser treatment of facial scars cannot substitute for optimal initial repair. Nonetheless, laser treatments may serve as valuable adjunct interventions after initial wound healing. Proper classification of scars into atrophic, hypertrophic, and keloid categories enables the appropriate selection of laser modality.