Title

Surgical and Noninvasive Modalities for Scar Revision.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2019

Publication Title

Dermatologic clinics

Abstract

Scar revision is of premier importance to the dermatologic surgeon. Some of the least invasive modalities include use of silicone gel sheets, resurfacing with electrosurgical instruments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and subcision. Laser technology also has been implemented to selectively target and ablate fibrous scar tissue via selective thermolysis. Other lasers have been used to target dyschromia associated with scar formation. Lastly, invasive modalities of scar revision include excisional modalities and/or rearrangement of skin to enhance cosmesis of unsightly or morbid scars. Herein is a discussion of the multiple modalities of scar revision as well as advantages and disadvantages of each.

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

375

Last Page

386

DOI

10.1016/j.det.2019.03.007

ISSN

1558-0520

PubMed ID

31084731

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