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August 1959

Removal of Linear Scars

Author Affiliations

Orlando, Fla.

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(2):227-228. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560200095018

Dermabrasion has become a function of the dermatologist, as well as the plastic surgeon. Linear scar removal, however, is generally considered to be the prerogative of the plastic surgeon.

A method of removal of linear scars is presented. With this method many linear scars can be removed simply as an office procedure. Moreover, the results of their removal will compare favorably with those of more elaborate methods.

This method is not new. It is in wide current usage by plastic surgeons. The surgical principle involved has been touched upon in our literature only by Strauss and Kligman1 in a reference to the work of Iverson.2 To my knowledge, it is not mentioned in our texts, surgical or otherwise, and it is not sufficiently known about among derma tologists.

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