Kim Phuc "The Girl in the Picture" Treated With Lumenis UltraPulse Laser

Lumenis UltraPulse laser is being used to treat Phan Thị Kim Phúc's remnant scars from the 1972 errant napalm bombing of her village. In Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize winning photo of Phan Thị Kim Phúcand other children fleeing from a Napalm bombing during the Vietnam War has long been a symbol of the horrors of that war.

The UltraPulse laser was chosen because of its effectiveness in laser scar revision therapy that is needed to penetrate deep into the thick scars. The article at quotes Dr. Jill Waibel of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute as saying "When faced with a thick hypertrophic scar I prefer the depth of the UltraPulse to treat the thickness".