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Freedom from
burn scars.

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center treats burn scars.

Our specialists understand the physical and emotional toll burn scars can take.

Thankfully, advances in targeted laser therapy present new treatment options.

Whether your burn scar is from a recent injury or has persisted for years, patients at our Burn Center are treated with the latest laser technologies in a compassionate environment focused on improving movement, itchiness, pain, and appearance.

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Is laser revision right for my burn scar?

Scarring can have a wide range of causes—including burns. We treat moderate to severe scarring with targeted therapies that give the body a second chance at wound healing. Some patients report easier movement or decreased pain after just one treatment, though some cases may require three to 12 monthly visits. Laser therapy can help those suffering from:

  • Burned or damaged skin
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Wounds that won’t heal
  • Post-surgery scarring


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MedStar Health Laser Scar Revision for Burn Patients

Dr. Taryn Travis - Burn Specialist
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The multidisciplinary approach to caring for burn injuries allows us to succeed in saving the lives of our patients and getting them back to enjoying those very lives.

Taryn Travis, MD, The Burn Center

Nationally known for burn treatment.

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the only adult burn treatment center in the Washington metropolitan area. It meets stringent criteria for qualification by the American Burn Association.

50 years of expertise

Our team of experts offer comprehensive care for patients suffering with burn injuries, including outpatient care for minor burns, surgical burn treatment, reconstructive surgery and burn rehabilitation. We treat more than 1,100 burn patients each year.

Multidisciplinary team

Patients have access to a team of specialists who are among the most experienced in the nation.

  • Burn surgeons, trained in general surgery with additional fellowship training in burn trauma or critical care
  • Nurses with special training in caring for burn patients
  • Advanced practice clinicians
  • Burn rehabilitation specialists—occupational and physical therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Mental health providers

Leaders in treatment and research

The Burn Center is active in clinical research programs focused on burn injury repair. In addition, the medical team is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and frequently participates in presentations at national and international conferences.

Conveniently close.

Washington, DC

The Burn Center at MedStar
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
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