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Cryosurgery in the Treatment of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars

  • Christos C. Zouboulis

Abstract

Cryosurgery — the well aimed and controlled destruction of diseased tissue by application of cold — is an effective and efficient method for treating various skin diseases (Graham 1993; Kuflik 1994; Zacarian 1994; Zouboulis 1998, 1999). The technique has several advantages and, especially in the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars, it provides good therapeutic and cosmetic results with few contraindications and a low incidence of complications (Zouboulis et al. 1993a; Rusciani et al. 1993; Ernst and Hundeiker 1995). The therapeutic effects of freezing on tissues have also been successfully used in the treatment of superficial atrophic acne scars (Table 15.1; Graham 1985; Rohrs 1997).

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Hypertrophic Scar Carbon Dioxide Laser Keloidal Fibroblast Intralesional Corticosteroid Cutaneous Disorder 
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