Laser Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars

Dr. Fowler in laser treatment lab

This project involves using lasers to treat the scars that develop following severe burn injury. Currently there is no universally effective treatment for burn scars, but the technique of using lasers to selectively coagulate microvasculature in the skin appears to offer some hope for improved outcomes. Professor Fowler's research involves the use of a multiple beam delivery system to target the vasculature without damaging the surface layers of the skin.