Use of Intense Pulsed Light in the Treatment of Scars

  • Hugues Cartier
  • Marc Patarin
  • Anne Le Pillouer Prost


Keloids and hypertrophic scars are extremely disturbing to patients, both physically and psychologically. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is effective not only in improving the appearance of hypertrophic scars and keloids regardless of their origin, but also in reducing the height, redness, and hardness of many type scars. With the new generation of IPL, it is now possible to modify the structure and the texture of scars with settings of the train of pulses and the right choice of spectral band of light.


Scar Intense pulsed light 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugues Cartier
    • 1
  • Marc Patarin
    • 2
  • Anne Le Pillouer Prost
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinique Dermatologique Saint-JeanArrasFrance
  2. 2.Dermatologist 24 Rue Jean PerrinChallansFrance
  3. 3.Dermatologist Le Grand PradoMarseilleFrance

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