scars

Scar treatment dependent on techniqueLaser-assisted topical steroid delivery for hypertrophic scars and keloids produces sustainable results, study shows.
The latest in scar researchA recent study shows surgical scars are more improved with laser and silicone gel treatment vs silicone gel treatment alone.
'Dr. Scar' shares treatment pearlsA U.S. dermatologist shares his experience working with a Chinese plastic surgeon who does a high-volume of scar treatments.
Scar wars: Perception vs realityNew research demonstrates patient “preference” for linear vs zigzag scars. Surgeons say it’s flawed and offer advice on which wins and when.
How lasers rehabilitate trauma-related scarringThe very lasers that dermatologists have in their practices to treat wrinkles, acne scars and pigmented lesions have the power to rehabilitate the most disfiguring of burns and other scars. Learn more
Actemra gets breakthrough therapy designation for sclerodermaThe FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech) for the treatment of systemic sclerosis, a rare and potentially life-threatening disease with no FDA-approved therapy.
Rejuvenation and Scars: tips you need to know for laser technologiesTina Alster, M.D., founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C. and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University, talked with Dermatology Times’ Pamela Kreigh about the most important developments in laser scar revision and rejuvenation. Learn more
FDA OKs Bellafill for acne-scar therapyThe Food and Drug Administration has approved Bellafill (Suneva Medical) for the treatment of acne scars. Learn more on the approval
Examining current trends in scar treatment
Examining current trends in scar treatmentAlthough every scar tells a story, it is a tale better spoken by the dermatologist and plastic surgeon who can help to reduce its appearance. To do so, physicians today are using improved protocols in laser treatment and beyond.
Nonablative laser improves appearance of old scarsA nonablative fractional laser improves the appearance of mature burn scars, according to results of a recent study.