Hyperpigmented burn scar improved with a fractionated 1550 nm non-ablative laser

Daniel Q. Bach, Miki S. Garcia, Daniel B Eisen

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Abstract

Scars sustained following injury in patients with darker skin types can present a treatment challenge. These scars often hyperpigment and may remain refractory to first line treatments such as topical retinoids and hydroquinone. Additionally, more aggressive treatment interventions such as ablative resurfacing, chemical peels, and Q-switched laser therapy may actually worsen the pigmentation. We describe a 22-year female with a hyperpigmented scar and Fitzpatrick type IV skin that improved markedly following treatment with a fractionated erbium doped fiber laser. The improvement was maintained at least 1 year following the last procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume18
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Hyperpigmented burn scar improved with a fractionated 1550 nm non-ablative laser. / Bach, Daniel Q.; Garcia, Miki S.; Eisen, Daniel B.

In: Dermatology Online Journal, Vol. 18, No. 7, 07.2012.

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