Correlation of outcome of scars with age and gender following Er YAG laser therapy
Nishad K, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Neljo Thomas, K Sri Harsha Reddy, Sanikommu Dheeraj Reddy, Mannoj Kumar S, M Vijayaragavan
The scar is a fibrous tissue that bridges the discontinuity following any form of trauma after tissue. Although its an inevitable part of healing an abnormal scar can influence well beingness of the patient. Scar can cause physical or psychological difficulties to the patient, thus the prevention, as well as treatment of scars is vital. Beginning from the initial management there are many methods to manage a scar. In this article we will be focusing on Laser Therapy. Laser resurfacing using Er YAG laser is one method of management of scars that are widely used in western country but in India it is relatively a newer addition. There are many factors that can influence the scar formation. This study was conducted in a Tertiary care Institute in South India under the Department of plastic surgery. The aim was to find out if age and gender of the patients influence outcome of scars following Er YAG Laser therapy. There are studies evaluated the response of laser therapy based on the time of starting the therapy and location of the scar, but the data based on the outcome based on age and gender is few. A Total of 73 scars were included in the study with a follow-up period of 6 months.
Nishad K, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Neljo Thomas, K Sri Harsha Reddy, Sanikommu Dheeraj Reddy, Mannoj Kumar S, M Vijayaragavan. Correlation of outcome of scars with age and gender following Er YAG laser therapy. International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 5-7