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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
  • Scars
  • 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.
Trang, Boston
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School and Community Re-entry Program

School and community re-entry programs are ideal for any child who has experienced a burn injury, trauma or diagnosis that has caused substantial changes to the child’s lifestyle and/or aspect of self. These programs help a child return to school by educating their teachers and peers. In doing so, teachers and peers become an essential part of the re-entry process, ensuring the transition is healthy, supportive, safe and positive.

Conditions We Treat

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Burn Scars

With advanced treatments and world-class expertise, Shriners Children's cares for and improves the lives of children with burn scars every day.

Port Wine Stains

A port wine stain is a birthmark that looks like red wine was spilled on the skin. These birthmarks can be anywhere, but are often on the face, arms or legs. We use innovative laser treatments to reduce their appearance.

Vascular Anomalies and Malformation

Vascular anomalies are red/purple birthmarks that do not go away, continue to grow larger and can affect breathing and speaking. Shriners Children’s plastic surgeons treat with plastic surgery, laser surgery or steroids.

Wound Care & Skin Disorders

Shriners Children's provides specialized wound care with a team of specialists, and treatment including plastic surgery, cosmetic makeup and lasers for skin disorders.

Next Steps

Request an Appointment

Families and caregivers seeking treatment should start by contacting us for an appointment.

Log in to the Patient Portal

Parents and guardians of existing patients can email, request records, schedule appointments and more.

Refer a Patient

Physicians and healthcare providers can request appointments, start transfers or contact us with questions.