The Role of Fractional CO2 Laser in Treatment of Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar used Alone and in Combination with Intralesional Steroids

Authors

  • Nadia H. Sahib1 , Mohammed K. Al-hattab2 , Fatin Ahmed Fakhry3 , Ihsan Jara Atiyah4

Keywords:

Hypertrophic scar, Keloid scar , CO2 laser, Corticosteroid.

Abstract

Background: The hypertrophic and keloid scars are thick , raised, disfiguring areas of skin with abnormal

prolonged inflammatory response of wound healing process and overproduction of collagen. Carbon dioxide

(CO2) laser has been used in the treatment of hypertrophic scar and keloids for more than 20 years.

Aim of Study: To evaluate the effect of (CO2) laser in treatment of keloid and hypertrophic scar with use of

intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (kenacort) 40 mg/ml as adjuvant therapy.

Methodology: The study was done on 22 patients in Imam al-Sadiq teaching hospital in Hilla city with

dividing the patients randomly in to two groups ,one group treated with four sessions of intralesional

corticosteroids and the second group treated with four sessions of intralesional corticosteroids with carbon

dioxide laser.

Author Biography

Nadia H. Sahib1 , Mohammed K. Al-hattab2 , Fatin Ahmed Fakhry3 , Ihsan Jara Atiyah4

1 Lecturer, 2 Prof. Dr., 3Bachelor of Medicine, University of Babylon – Hammurabi Medical College,

4 Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, Imam Al-Sadiq Teaching Hospital

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Nadia H. Sahib1 , Mohammed K. Al-hattab2 , Fatin Ahmed Fakhry3 , Ihsan Jara Atiyah4. (2020). The Role of Fractional CO2 Laser in Treatment of Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar used Alone and in Combination with Intralesional Steroids. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1576-1581. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10638