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Caroline's Story

Laser Scar Revision After Cancer Treatment

caroline's scar revision story

When Caroline Zeman had surgery to remove a soft tissue tumor from the middle of her chest, the last thing on her mind was the unattractive, painful scar she would be left with. After five surgeries—three to remove the tumor and two to reconstruct the hole that was left behind—Zeman developed a large scar that was bumpy, tight and painful. Daily activities were difficult to perform and cuddling with her young son was extremely uncomfortable.

She thought she’d have to live with the scar for the rest of her life—until she was referred to the Scar Revision Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Read more about Caroline's story and how laser scar revision changed her life.

Scar Revision Treatment | FAQ with Dr. Scott Hultman

Plastic surgeon and director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, Dr. Scott Hultman, answers frequently asked questions about the medical and surgical management of scars, including how lasers (pulsed dye or fractional CO2) are changing the way scars can be treated.


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The  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's Laser Scar Clinic brings together a team of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in laser scar removal after cancer, severe burns or traumatic injury. Our experts are devoted to providing attentive patient care. Learn more about our laser scar removal services.

More about Scar Revision

Depending on the severity and location of your scars, your doctor may recommend a variety of treatment options including surgery, compression garments or laser therapy. Visit our Health Library to learn more about scar revision procedures.

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