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Early postoperative treatment of thyroidectomy scars using a fractional carbon dioxide las

Authors
 JIN YOUNG JUNG  ;  JONG JU JEONG  ;  JU HEE LEE  ;  WOONG YOUN CHUNG  ;  KEE-HYUN NAM  ;  WON JAI LEE  ;  KEE YANG CHUNG  ;  SU HYUN CHO  ;  HYO JIN ROH 
Citation
 Dermatologic Surgery, Vol.37(2) : 217-223, 2011 
Journal Title
 Dermatologic Surgery 
ISSN
 1076-0512 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Ablative carbon dioxide fractional laser systems (CO(2) FS) have been effectively used to improve the appearance of scarring after surgical procedures, but an optimal treatment time has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CO(2) FS in early postoperative thyroidectomy scars. METHODS: Twenty-three Korean women with thyroidectomy scars were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent a single session of two passes of a CO(2) FS with a pulse energy setting of 50 mJ and a density of 100 spots/cm(2) 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: Mean Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) scores were statistically significantly lower after laser treatment. Three months after CO(2) FS treatment of thyroidectomy scarring, 12 of 23 participants showed clinical improvement of more than 51% from 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. The mean grade of clinical improvement based on independent clinical assessment was 2.6 ± 0.9. CONCLUSION: Early postoperative CO(2) FS treatment of thyroidectomy scars is effective and safe.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92767
DOI
10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01853.x
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (성형외과학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
남기현(Nam, Kee Hyun) ; 노효진(Roh, Hyo Jin) ; 이원재(Lee, Won Jai) ; 이주희(Lee, Ju Hee) ; 정기양(Chung, Kee Yang) ; 정웅윤(Chung, Woung Youn) ; 정종주(Jeong, Jong Ju)
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