The goal of this project is to examine the ability of light exposure to improve the
appearance of cutaneous scars.
Light would be efficacious in improving scar appearance due to its known effects on wound
healing, acne, and its use for skin rejuvenation. Light interacts with cells and stimulates
the production of new collagen and elastin. This same energy can be used to inhibit collagen
formation and help improve scars.
- Have two lesions that have been selected for excision
- Have two cutaneous scars from previous excisions as part of a standard of care
- Subjects are in good health
- Subject has a willingness and the ability to understand and provide informed consent
for the use of their tissue and communicate with the investigator
- Pregnancy or lactation
- Subjects who are unable to understand the protocol or to give informed consent
- Subjects with mental illness