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The Effect of Natural Extracts on Laser Burn Wound Healing

  • Zouhir Sahnoun
  • Sana Bardaa
  • Tarek Rebaï
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Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series

Abstract

Laser efficacy is now recognized in the treatment of several diseases and in the field of esthetic dermatology. Although there are various types of laser, the most commonly used lasers in dermatology are erbium and carbon dioxide (CO2), and laser resurfacing is one of the most widely used lasers. Despite the development of CO2 laser technology, some side effects still occur and sometimes may be severe. The first attempts of the treatment of laser skin complications amid patient-tested synthetic drugs which have been the subject of many studies. According to several published works, the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for post-laser resurfacing care is still controversial. Since the last few years, the interest to the natural post-laser care has rapidly increased, and the second attempt in the treatment was focused on the use of medicinal plants. Yet, only few studies have been recently carried out to assess the healing effect of medicinal plants on post-laser wound treatment. The studies initiated in this field are inconclusive mainly for methodological reasons.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zouhir Sahnoun
    • 1
  • Sana Bardaa
    • 1
  • Tarek Rebaï
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine of SfaxUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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