CO2 Laser Phototherapy for Management of Mature Burn Scars

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"How well does CO2 laser phototherapy improve the quality of mature burn scars?"
3 to 21 years old
Healthy Volunteers:
burn scar
Procedure study
This study is studying patients with mature burn scars that are undergoing Carbon Dioxide laser phototherapy for management of those scars.

We want to evaluate mature burn scars before and after treatment with CO2 while comparing the treated areas to an untreated control area in the same patient
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Who can participate

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 3 to 21

  • Patients with mature burn scars that are at least two years old from burn injury and that have not previously undergone CO2 laser therapy for scar revision.

  • Scars in all body areas with the exception of face, genitals or hands will be considered eligible for the study

  • Entry into this study is open to pediatric patients of both genders.

  • Entry into this study is open to pediatric patients of all ethnic backgrounds.

  • Entry into this study is open to females of childbearing potential with a negative urine or serum pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with scars less than 2 years old

  • Patients with contraindications to laser treatment (i.e.: active acne infections/ treatment with isotretinoin, active Zoster infection)

  • Patients receiving other forms of scar revision therapy such as other laser types, steroid injections, or surgical excisions.

Study duration and period
Six months- one year
Recruitment period
From Jan. 9, 2017
Shriner's Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Lynda Painting
Research Topic
  • Burn Scar

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