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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2013 Apr;41(3):249-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.10.003. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

Conditioning in laser skin resurfacing - betulin emulsion and skin recovery.

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Department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic Surgery (Head: Hans-Robert Metelmann), Greifswald University, Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Strasse, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany.


Laser skin resurfacing of the face by CO₂-laser ablation is causing superficial wounds that need rapid recovery to reduce the risk of infection, the risk of chronification and as a result the risk of unaesthetic scars. The question being addressed by this study is to demonstrate benefit of betulin emulsion skin care after CO₂-laser wounds. The outcome of this aesthetic comparison between betulin emulsion, moist wound dressing and gauze covering in promoting the recovery process in laser skin ablation is to demonstrate improved aesthetic benefit for the patient.

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