›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (12): 1451-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2010.12.001

• Editorial •     Next Articles

Laser and tissue wound repair

YAO Min1,2, FANG Yong1, WANG Ying1   

  1. 1.Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, The Third People's Hospital, Institute of Traumatic Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 201900, China;2.Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
  • Online:2010-12-25 Published:2010-12-31
  • Supported by:

    K.C. Wong Medicine Foundation, 2010


Laser has been widely used in medical area. Low level laser therapy can promote cell growth through biostimulation. Laser may initiate photochemical reaction that causes light-induced polymerization, which can assist in various tissue wound closures. In addition, laser can be utilized to treat wound infection efficiently by photooxidation reaction. An effective improvement of scar reduction can be produced by fractional laser treatment. Laser may play more important roles in tissue wound repair in the future.

Key words: laser, tissue wound repair, photomedicine, wound infection, scar