From a team of pioneers in dermatology and laser medicine, Treatment of Scars from Burns and Trauma provides the latest, most innovative methods for treating scars. It provides the essential information you need to know about how scarring occurs, how it affects patients, and how to design and implement the best possible treatment plan.
This unparalleled resource covers every angle of scar treatment. First, it explains the fundamentals, including all the clinically relevant elements of wound care, pain, range of motion, and patient selection, along with treatment. It then focuses on treatment—both new and traditional techniques. Finally, it provides best practices for pain, infection, and ulceration management.
This unique text covers a broad range of topics and treatments, including:
Basic science of scars
Patient selection and counseling
Laser-assisted drug delivery
Vascular lasers and lights
Minimally invasive surgical techniques
Treating Keloid and Hypertrophic scars
Stem cell transfer
PART 1: DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Chapter 1: Clinically relevant elements of wound healing
Chapter 2: Pain, range of motion restriction, and psychologic issues
Chapter 3: Patient selection and counseling
Chapter 4: Treatment algorithm: What, when?
PART 2: DELIVERING TREATMENT
Chapter 5: Traditional techniques: intralesional steroids, dermabrasion, surgical revision, ablative laser
Chapter 6: Fractional resurfacing
Chapter 7: Laser-assisted drug delivery
Chapter 8: Vascular lasers and lights
Chapter 9: Injectable antimetabolites
Chapter10: Stem cell transfer
Chapter11: Minimally invasive surgical techniques
PART 3: CARING FOR WOUNDS AND COMPLICATIONS
Chapter 12: Best practices for wound care
Chapter 13: Management of treatment-associated infections, ulceration, and pain
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