Laser Treatment Gives New Hope to Wounded Warriors
Healing the scars of war can be a daunting task. Procedures can be time consuming and taxing for warriors who've already given so much. "It made me hate life, I was mad at the world. I didn't want to do nothing," said retired Air Force Sergeant Alejandro Seguritan, who was injured in Iraq in an I.E.D. explosion.
"Fractional ablative lasers have become an amazing tool for correcting both the aesthetic and functionality issues presented by serious burn scars," explained Jill Waibel, MD, medical director at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute (Miami, FL) in a presentation at this year's American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) conference, held in mid-April in Kissimmee, FL.
FACIAL SCARRING RESULTING FROM severe acne is a common skin condition that affects individuals of all skin types. Acne scars have multiple morphologies, including ice-pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars, and are occasionally accompanied by pigment alterations.1
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