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Treatment of a Pigmented Hypertrophic Scar by Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): a Case Report

Author(s): Hamideh Moravvaej | Lisa Daneshvar | Mohammad Saeedi | Mohammad Reza Barzegar

Journal: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-9783

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Pigmented | hypertrophic scar | Diode 980nm laser | Low-Level Laser Therapy

A hypertrophic scar is defined as an excess healing response that is a dilemma for physicians. Several therapies are available: intralesional corticosteroids, topical treatments, cryotherapy, surgery, radiation, silicone gel dressing and laser therapy. Pulsed-dye, Nd-Yag and CO 2 lasers have been used for treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars but recurrence is common. Recently Low-Level Laser Therapy (aluminum-gallium-arsenide (AlGaAs) Diode 980nm, red light (Mustung, KLO4, Helium Neon 630 nm) and blue light LED lasers have been used for closure of wounds. The aim of this report is to show the effectiveness of these lasers for the treatment of a hypertrophic scar on the forearm of a 40 year-old woman due to burning by gas explosion.
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