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RFP Journal of Dermatology

Volume  2, Issue 1, January - June 2017, Pages 37-39

Case Report

Radiofrequency Assisted Management of Trap Door Scar

Babu P.*, Chittoria R.K.**, Kumaran M.S.*, Sudhanva H.K.*, Kumar E.*, Reddy K.S.*, Chavan V.*, Friji M.T.***, Mohapatra D.P.***, Dineshkumar S.***

*Senior Resident **Additional Professor & Head ***Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, India-605006.

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Scar revision forms a major part of plastic surgery practice. Various methods of scar revision have been described including revision by Z Plasty, W Plasty, serial excision, dermabrasion of the scar etc. the final outcome of scar revision depends on various factors like type of scar, skin type of the patient, orientation of the scar, technique used for revision and instrument used for revision. In this article we describe the use of the radiofrequency probe for revision of a trapdoor scar in a 32 year old patient and its benefits.

 Keywords: Scar; Radiofrequency.

Corresponding Author : Ravi Kumar Chittoria Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India.