Shriners Children’s Offers Laser Surgery as an Innovative Solution to Treating Children's Scars
Shriners Children’s leads the way in advanced technologies and innovative treatments to minimize scars in children through the use of laser surgery. Whether scars are burn-related, the result of an injury, or stem from congenital conditions, our team of pediatric specialists can effectively improve the appearance and symptoms of your child’s scars through minimally invasive laser treatments.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of innovative laser surgery offered at Shriners Children’s is the convenience for the family. Patients receive laser surgery for scarring on an outpatient basis, allowing continuous treatment with minimal interference with your child’s schoolwork or social life.
What is Laser Surgery?
LASER stands for "Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation." Instead of using traditional surgical instruments such as scalpels, laser surgery uses special light beams targeted to specific areas on the child’s body to promote healing in scar tissue.
There are several different types of lasers that can be used in a surgical setting and each type is used to treat specific forms of scarring.
Common conditions treated with laser surgery at Shriners Children's:
- Burn scars
- Congenital anomalies
- Vascular anomalies
- Ear and hand deformities/injuries
- Skin Disorders
Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.
At Shriners Children's everything is so modern and the doctors can help me heal. I don’t have to be afraid for the future. I can hope to have a better life and you can too.