Scar treatment dependent on techniqueLaser-assisted topical steroid delivery for hypertrophic scars and keloids produces sustainable results, study shows.
Keloid care and insurers – will they or won’t they pay?Insurers tend to think of keloids as a cosmetic issue so they have a wide range of standards covering reimbursement for care and treatments. Practitioners must fully document the medical necessity of the care they provide and then code the conditions and treatments correctly to maximize their chance for reimbursement.
Laser and injectable options for treatment of keloidsLaser treatments, non-steroid injectables, and topical applications of imiquimod cream are proving to be effective in the treatment of keloids and excessive scarring. In many cases, recurrence rates have dropped to 20% and lower from former highs of 70% or more.
Keloid disorder: a clinical management updateFor decades, a lack of scientific data and evidence-based medicine have resulted in essentially no changes in the treatment of keloid disorder. New studies confirm that cryotherapy and intralesional injections of vincristine can be effective treatments for different types of keloids.
Study: Argon-based intralesional cryotherapy for keloid scarsCould an Argon gas-based cryotherapy system improve keloid scar treatment results? A team of researchers in The Netherlands recently published their study results.
Study IDs possible genetic link to keloid scarringNew research has led to the discovery of previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring. The findings could lead to more effective treatment methods.
VIDEO: Light-based technology and scarsJill Waibel, M.D., discusses lasers and light-based technology with Dermatology Times. Dr. Waibel, owner of Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, will be a panel member at the laser roundtable discussion at the 2014 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting in June.
Are lasers the answer for keloids, hypertrophic scars?Scars happen. Doing a routine skin biopsy, performing a surgical facial rejuvenation treatment or Mohs surgery — dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons cause scars. But they can also treat them.
Is your patient healthy enough for LASIK surgery?Your patients rely on you to help determine if they are good candidates for laser vision correction. We know that a patient’s systemic health can affect the safety and efficacy of refractive surgery.
Lasers effective for clearing excessive scarsExcessive scarring, particularly hypertrophic scars, can be treated effectively with currently available laser treatments, results of a recent study suggest.