J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Jan 28:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]
Savior of post-blepharoepicanthoplasty scarring: Novel use of a low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.
- ۱a Department of Surgery , Singapore General Hospital , Singapore.
Blepharoplasty with medial epicanthoplasty is popular in Asia. However, known complications include scarring, which can take the form of hypertrophic scars or keloids. Treatments for scars include pressure dressing, silicone gels, retinoic acids, radiotherapy, cryotherapy, triamcinolone injections, and surgical revision. These methods, however, have variable outcomes. Recently, there is an interest in post-surgical scar remodeling with lasers. Although the 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG is primarily a pigment laser, it has recently been shown to be effective for treating scars. In the management of post-blepharoepicanthoplasty scarring, this is certainly unheard of. In this paper, we present a novel technique of treating a patient with post-blepharoepicanthoplasty hypertrophic scarring with a low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.
Blepharoepicanthoplasty; Nd:YAG; Q-switched; blepharoplasty; epicanthoplasty; hypertrophic scar; keloid; laser; low fluence; scar
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