ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Laser, Ultrasound and Surgery - a Five-Step Combined Procedure for Scar Revision
Oleg Matyunin, Anže Zorman
Cutaneous scarring following trauma or surgery frequently causes patients to complain about pain, soreness, itching, restriction of movement, compromised aesthetic appearance and reduced quality of life. In this case series we propose a 5-step method that can be used for a primary or a secondary procedure (e.g. revision after previous surgery). It consists of excision, wound cleansing with ultrasound, haemostasis improvement, Er:YAG laser deepithelization and wound closure with sutures. We have been using this combined technique for about 10 years with great success and patient satisfaction. In our experience using this method greatly improves the aesthetic outcome in the case of primary surgery or with scar revision.
Key words: Er:YAG laser, scar revision, ultrasound.