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PUBLISHED: Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars

Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars
Robert Dabek, MD1Harrison McUmber2Branko Bojovic, MD1,3
1Massachusetts General Hospital
2Tufts University School of Medicine
3Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Burn injuries are often devastating accidents that result in long-term physical and psychosocial consequences and the formation of hypertrophic scars. Laser treatment is a low risk minimally invasive approach to treating such burn scars.

This video discusses the pulsed dye laser (PDL) and fractional ablative CO2 laser, and demonstrates their use in treating the scars on a pediatric patient who suffered from burn injuries 7 years ago in Vietnam.

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Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Branko Bojovic, MD
Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Harrison McUmber
Medical Student
Tufts University School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Bojovic uses both pulsed dye laser therapy and fractional CO2 laser therapy to treat burn scars on a female pediatric patient.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy


Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Watch Dr. Daniel Driscoll perform a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.