Laser Revision and Rehabilitation of Mohs Micrographic Surgical Scars

Michael C. Cameron, Reyna Swift, Ashley Wysong, Anthony M. Rossi

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Abstract

The use of Mohs micrographic surgery has become standard of care to treat a multitude of skin cancers to ensure tissue preservation. However, with any skin surgery, a cutaneous scar is the byproduct, and thus, laser scar revision has become mainstay of treatment. By utilizing varying laser wavelengths, different components that make up a particular scar can be targeted. Lasers are being used to improve scar texture, vascularity, pigmentation, and thickness, and it is important to understand the different uses and applications. Herein, we will review current practices for utilizing lasers or combination treatments to improve post Mohs surgery scars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Dermatology Reports
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Keloid scars
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Laser scar revision
  • Mohs micrographic surgery scars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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