Treatment of Surgical Scars Using the Pulsed Dye Laser

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University of California San Diego

Status

Completed

Conditions

Laser Therapy
Scar

Treatments

Other: No treatment
Other: Laser treatment with Nonpurpuric settings
Other: Laser treatment with Purpuric settings

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00970671
090690

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of fresh surgical scars with a pulsed dye laser using purpura-inducing settings will improve clinical appearance better than one using non-purpura-inducing settings or no treatment.

Enrollment

28 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients requiring Mohs micrographic surgery or excisions for skin cancer or atypical nevi, with an expected post-excision scar of 4.5cm in length or more.
  • Willing to participate.
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Location of excision or Mohs surgery on the genitals, hands, or feet.
  • Fitzpatrick skin type V or VI.
  • Prior history of known light sensitivity.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

Trial contacts and locations

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