Ablative fractionated CO2 resurfacing yields excellent result for severely atrophic traumatic scar on the face

Academic Article


  • Ablative fractionated resurfacing has gained significant traction as an effective treatment for acne, burn, traumatic, and surgical scars over recent years. We report a case of a severely depressed, atrophic scar on the cheek of a middle aged woman treated with a 10,600 nm factionated CO2 laser. Serial treatments were performed, resulting in marked improvement in scar contour, texture, and overall cosmesis. Our report highlights the utility of ablative fractionated resurfacing for the treatment of post-traumatic, atrophic scars on the face. Copyright © 2014 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
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    Author List

  • Jensen JD; Keane C; Huang CC; Northington ME
  • Start Page

  • 861
  • End Page

  • 862
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 7