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Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Pulsed Dye Laser 585nm Versus 595nm in the Treatment of New Surgical Scars


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18 Years
65 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Cicatrix, Scars

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Trial Information

Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Pulsed Dye Laser 585nm Versus 595nm in the Treatment of New Surgical Scars


Many treatment modalities have been used for the treatment of scars such as dermabrasion,
cryotherapy, intralesional corticosteroids, surgical scar revision, and lasers, among
others. Previous studies have shown that treatment of scars with the pulsed dye laser (PDL)
alone or in combination with other modalities (e.g. corticosteroids, 5-Fluoruracil, silicone
sheets) improves the vascularity, pliability, color, and height of hypertrophic scars and
keloids. Currently, the PDL has become the laser of choice for the treatment of scars.

To our knowledge, there are no reports in the literature comparing the effects of different
wavelengths of the PDL for the treatment of scars. The objective of this study was to
compare the effects of the PDL at 585nm vs 595nm in the treatment of postsurgical linear
scars starting the day of suture removal.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Age 18-65

- Postoperative linear scars greater than 6 cm

- Skin photo-types I-IV

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patient should not be taking any systemic, topical, or intralesional treatment of the
scars

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Vancouver Scar Scale, Visual Analog Scale

Outcome Time Frame:

9 months

Principal Investigator

Keyvan Nouri, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Miami

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

1999-0694

NCT ID:

NCT00482144

Start Date:

July 2003

Completion Date:

July 2005

Related Keywords:

  • Cicatrix
  • Scars
  • Pulsed-Dye Laser
  • Cicatrix

Name

Location

University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiami, Florida  33136