Laser and Scars

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
  • Keyvan Nouri
  • Mario Sannino


Treatment of abnormal scars, such as hypertrophic scars, vascularized hypertrophic scars, keloids, post-acne scars, and atrophic scars, consists of various therapies (intralesional corticosteroids, interferon, topical retinoids, excisional surgery, etc.). Treatments by laser systems such as 10,600-nm ablative CO2 laser, 10,600-nm fractional microablative CO2 laser, 595-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL), and near- and medium-infrared sources, however, are very effective.



Special thanks to Dr. Luigi Bennardo, Dr. Giuseppe Lodi and Dr. Francesca Negosanti for their precious contribution in editing and revising this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
    • 1
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
    • 2
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 3
  • Mario Sannino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health ScienceMagna Graecia UniversityCatanzaroItaly
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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