Life of a Wound: Serial Documentation of Wound Healing After Shave Removal Using Reflectance Confocal Microscopy

Srivastava R, Reilly C, Francisco G, Bhatti H, Rao BK. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 May 1;18(5):472-474.


Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) is a new noninvasive skin imaging modality that is comparable to traditional histopathology. We present serial in vivo RCM imaging of an atypical nevus after shave excision over a 1-month period. Findings on RCM images are consistent with the inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling phases of wound healing, and RCM may serve as a new tool to study wound healing in vivo over time. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019;18(5):472-474.