Treatment of Five Cases of Hypertrophic Scar Developed after Laser Resurfacing

Ho Sup Lee, Jae Hong Park, Soo Nam Kim, Young Chul Kye

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At times several complications can be encountered after laser resurfacing, even with careful preoperative screening and patient preparation as well as meticulous intraoperative technique. Hypertrophic scar is rare but the most severe complication, which exerts a bad influence on patient"s postoperative satisfaction and doctor-patient relationship. We report five patients who had hypertrophic scar after laser resurfacing. They were treated with several modalities including intralesional steroid injection, high potency topical steroid, tranilast oral medication, and Er:YAG laser ablation using lower energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1219
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1



  • Er:YAG laser
  • Hypertrophic scar
  • Laser resurfacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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