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An up-to-date, clinical guide to managing scars, improving function and quality of life for patients
Authored by pioneers in dermatology and laser medicine, this unique text is the first comprehensive overview of the treatment of burn and traumatic scars. The content is logically divided into three sections: Defining the Problem, which covers important fundamentals such as the clinically relevant elements of wound care, pain, range of motion, and patient selection, and includes a treatment valuable algorithm. The next section focuses on Treatment, and features discussion of traditional techniques as well as laser assisted drug delivery, fractional resurfacing, vascular lasers and lights, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and more. The final section is devoted to Caring for Wounds and Complications, and includes best practices for wound care, and management of pain, infection, and ulceration. You will find cutting-edge coverage of the latest treatment options, including lasers, medications, and biological implants, along with extensive discussion of wound care.