The Kim Phuc’s Story
Most people remember this iconic picture taken during the Vietnam War in 1972. The photograph, taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Nick Ut, depicts 9 year-old Kim Phuc running down the road after being traumatically burned by napalm. At the recent April 2017 ASLMS laser meeting in San Diego, Kim Phuc was the Keynote Speaker, where she discussed and reflected on her amazing life and recovery. She is now an inspirational speaker and leads her own international foundation to help care for children injured in wars. Read more about her courageous story here and on CBS Sunday Morning Program here.
For years, Kim battled with deep, thickened and painful scars that affected not only her emotions but her mobility in daily life. But in 2015 she began having fractional CO2 Ultrapulse laser treatments with Dr. Waibel in Miami using SCAAR FX technology developed by Lumenis. The results provided were immediate, providing her with greater mobility, especially in her shoulder. The unique laser treatments also alleviated her pain, dyspigmentation, and significantly improved her scar’s overall appearance.
The laser developer and manufacturer, Lumenis, has always been the international leader in CO2 laser technology, especially fractional CO2 laser technology. The Lumenis Ultrapulse laser’s Active FX, Deep FX, and SCAAR FX technologies provide safe, unmatched treatments for a variety of skin problems, with the SCAAR FX treatment ideal for those with thickened scars from burns, trauma, and problematic acne scars. As an analogy, the Lumenis Ultrapulse laser is similar to a 240 watt light bulb with a dimmer switch and range which can be adjusted as needed, from very low levels for minor skin issues to increased levels required to treat other problematic skin issues including etched wrinkles and deep discolorations, and of course adjusted to treat the most difficult scars like Kim's. Alternatively, other commonly marketed fractional CO2 lasers are similar to 20 to 30 watt bulbs that just do not have the technology or power adjustments to provide significant results and changes to sun damaged skin, wrinkles, and scars.
Read more about cosmetic Lumenis fractional CO2 laser treatments at Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery and SkinCare … click here.