The definitive guide to safely and effectively treating scars—and improving the quality of life for every patient
From a team of pioneers in dermatology and laser medicine, Treatment of Scars from Burns and Trauma provides the latest, most innovative methods for treating scars. It provides the essential information you need to know about how scarring occurs, how it affects patients, and how to design and implement the best possible treatment plan.
This unparalleled resource covers every angle of scar treatment. First, it explains the fundamentals, including all the clinically relevant elements of wound care, pain, range of motion, and patient selection, along with treatment. It then focuses on treatment—both new and traditional techniques. Finally, it provides best practices for pain, infection, and ulceration management.
This unique text covers a broad range of topics and treatments, including:
Basic science of scars
Patient selection and counseling
Laser-assisted drug delivery
Vascular lasers and lights
Minimally invasive surgical techniques
Treating Keloid and Hypertrophic scars
Stem cell transfer
About the Author
Murad Alam, MD (Chicago, IL) Professor, Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Jill Waibel, MD (Miami, FL) is the medical director and owner of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in South Miami. Nathan Uebehoer, MD, (San Diego, CA) Naval Medical Center San Diego, Aroostook Medical Center, La Jolla, California
Kenneth A. Arndt, MD, (Boston, MA) Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.
Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, (Chestnut Hill, MA) Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.
Matthias Bernard Donelan, MD, (Boston, MA) Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Plastic Surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
John Kim, MD, (Chicago, IL) Professor in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Rodney Chan, MD, (San Antonio, TX) is a plastic surgeon in Alamo Heights, Texas.