Successful use of 1064 Nm Nd:YAG in conjunction with 2790 Nm YSGG ablative laser for traumatic scarring

Rajiv I. Nijhawan, Maritza I. Perez

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Abstract

Patients with traumatic scarring often seek both aesthetic and functional improvement and can be a challenge to treat; however, advances in laser and light technologies have helped to treat many of these patients with rather minimally invasive approaches. A nineteen year old girl with Fitzpatrick skin type III skin presented for the evaluation of extensive traumatic scarring involving her right cheek, right chin, and right oral commissure that she sustained after a motor vehicle accident. We report the successful use of the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in conjunction with the ablative 2790 nm YSGG laser for the treatment of traumatic scarring in this patient. Our patient noted a notable improvement in the appearance of her traumatic scarring in addition to decrease in contracture of the right oral commissure. The treatment regimen described provides an effective option for clinicians to utilize when treating traumatic scarring and skin textural changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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