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Burn scars treated by pinhole method using a carbon dioxide laser

Authors
 Sung Won WHANG  ;  Kyu-yeop LEE  ;  Sung Bin CHO  ;  Sang Joo LEE  ;  Jin Moon KANG  ;  Young Koo KIM  ;  In Hwan NAM  ;  Kee Yang CHUNG 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, Vol.33(12) : 869-872, 2006 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY 
ISSN
 0385-2407 
Issue Date
2006
MeSH
Adult ; Burns/complications* ; Carbon Dioxide ; Cicatrix/pathology ; Cicatrix/surgery* ; Contracture/pathology ; Contracture/surgery ; Esthetics ; Female ; Forearm Injuries/pathology ; Forearm Injuries/surgery ; Humans ; Laser Therapy/methods* ; Neck Injuries/pathology ; Neck Injuries/surgery ; Patient Satisfaction ; Skin/injuries ; Skin/pathology
Keywords
burn scar ; carbon dioxide laser ; pinhole
Abstract
Many patients with burn injuries have various complications and emotional problems due to scars. Although various modalities to improve burn scars have been attempted, such as excision of scars, skin grafts, laser abrasion and silicone product usage, the cosmetic outcomes have not been satisfactory for a large portion of patients. Herein, we describe two cases which showed satisfactory cosmetic results after treatment of burns scars with the pinhole method using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that allowed us to make deep, closely set holes reaching down to the upper dermis. A 20-year-old female patient with a scar on her neck and a 25-year-old female patient with a scar on her right forearm after burn injuries are presented. As early as only a few weeks after the treatment, the scars showed relaxation of contracture, reduction of wrinkles and improvement of texture and color compared to before the treatment. Treatment of burn scars with the pinhole method can be easily performed and results in dramatic improvement in scar quality with only a few side-effects.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2006.00198.x/abstract
DOI
10.1111/j.1346-8138.2006.00198.x
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Chung, Kee Yang(정기양) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3257-0297
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/110798
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