Treatment of surgical scars with nonablative fractional laser versus pulsed dye laser: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Tierney2009TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of surgical scars with nonablative fractional laser versus pulsed dye laser: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Emily P. Tierney and Bassel H Mahmoud and Divya Srivastava and David Ozog and David Jonathan Kouba},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1172-80}
}
OBJECTIVE Comparison of the efficacy of nonablative fractional laser (NAFL) and the V-beam pulsed dye laser (PDL) for improvement of surgical scars. METHODS A randomized blinded split-scar study. Fifteen scars in 12 patients were treated a minimum of 2 months after Mohs surgery. Patients were treated on half of the scar with a 1,550-nm NAFL and on the contralateral half with the 595 nm PDL. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) A nontreating physician investigator evaluated the outcome of the scar in… CONTINUE READING