The literature considers that this type of laser (fractional) has shortened recovery from 2 to 4 months to 24 to 48 hours, always with the skin/epidermis preserved. It is important to point out the use of the modified Vancouver Scar Scale we adopted in this study, as other authors did.3,4
The fractional laser is a great technical evolution for plastic surgery and yields excellent results in scar treatment. It is safe, simple, and efficient in different face and body regions; in addition, it does not require topical or other anesthetic, which makes it well tolerated in all cases.
Moisés Wolfenson, M.D.
Federal University of Pernambuco, Clínica Multiplástica do Recife, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
The patient provided written consent for use of the patient's images.
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3. Forbes-Duchart L, Marshall S, Strock A, Cooper JE. Determination of inter-rater reliability in pediatric burn scar assessment using a modified version of the Vancouver Scar Scale. J Burn Care Res. 2007;28:460–467.
4. Baryza MJ, Baryza GA. The Vancouver Scar Scale: An administration tool and its interrater reliability. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1995;16:535–538.
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