New article ‘In Press’ adds further weight to the evidence for the use of laser Doppler imaging to aid the reduction in the incidence of hypertrophic scarring:
“Earlier surgical treatment than current practice, guided by laser imaging or other novel modalities of burn depth assessment, aiming complete healing in less than 3 weeks may provide superior outcomes and should be the primary aim of future research.”
Lonie, S. Baker, P. Teixeira, R.P. (2016) Healing time and incidence of hypertrophic scarring in paediatric scalds. Burns http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2016.09.011.