Medical Lasers; Engineering, Basic Research, and Clinical Application 2018; 7(1): 25-27  
Pigmented and Depressed Facial Scar after an External Injury: Successful Treatment with 1,064-nm Picosecond Neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Simply Combined with a Fractional Beam-Splitter Handpiece
Won Soon Chung1, Hannah Lee2, Tae-Gyun Kim3
1Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, Korea 2Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA, USA 3Department of Dermatology, Severance Hospital, Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Tae-Gyun Kim, Department of Dermatology, Severance Hospital, Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea, Tel.: +82-2-2228-2080, Fax: +82-2-393-9157, E-mail: tgmed83@yuhs.ac
Received: June 8, 2018; Accepted: June 13, 2018; Published online: June 30, 2018.
© Korean Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. All rights reserved.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
A 29-year-old man presented with facial scars one and half years after an external injury. A physical examination revealed a slightly depressed linear scar with bluish brown pigments from traumatic tattoos on the nasal root. He was treated with a 1,064-nm picosecond neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser combined with a fractional picosecond mode by integrating a holographic beam splitter handpiece. After five sessions of this simple combined treatment modality, the patient achieved significant clinical improvement with no downtime period. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of the effective treatment of facial scars after a skin injury using a 1,064-nm picosecond Nd:YAG laser together with a simple combination of a fractional beam splitter handpiece, successfully targeting both the traumatic tattoos and depressed scars.
Keywords: Beam-splitter handpiece; Depressed scar; Picosecond laser; Tattoo


This Article

e-submission

Archives