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Ablative fractional CO laser surgery improving sleep quality, pain and pruritus in adult hypertrophic scar patients: a prospective cohort study.



Poor sleep quality is associated with a decrease in quality of life in patients with major burn scars, combined with pruritus and pain. Few interventions have been reported to improve the sleep quality of patients with scars. In the current prospective cohort study, we investigated the efficacy of CO-ablative fractional laser (AFL) surgery conventional surgery in post-burn patients with hypertrophic scars with sleep quality as the primary study outcome.