Burn Depth Difficult to Determine With the Naked Eye.

February 15, 2017

 A articles  written by  Gagnon, L.  in the   Dermatology Times, (2017) 38(2) reports on an investigation conducted by Cross, D. et al who found that burns in adults  may require less dressing as there have been advances in the use of ablative carbon dioxide fractional lasers.  In an investigation  at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto  Dr. Gagnon found clinical and histologic changes in burn scars, with new collagen  in the upper dermis as a result of the fractional laser treatment. In combination, lasers with noninvasive techniques may replace the need for further surgery.

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