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A 35-month profilometric and clinical evaluation of non-ablative remodeling using a 1540-nm Er:glass laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15545095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: As remodeling is getting more popular with patients, long-term studies are becoming necessary. The aim of this 35-month clinical study was to evaluate the long-term benefits obtained using a 1540-nm Er:glass laser for non-ablative remodeling of perioral and periorbital rhytids. The role of maintenance treatments was also investigated. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS: Eleven women with periorbital and perioral rhytids underwent a series of five treatments at 6-week intervals with an Er:glass laser. Five patients subsequently received two maintenance retreatments and six did not. The maintenance treatments were performed at 14 and 20 months. Silicone imprints were performed to measure anisotropy before treatment, at 6 months, at 14 months and at 35 months. Patient self-evaluation/questionnaire was also done to assess adverse effects and subjective clinical improvement. RESULTS: For all 11 patients, the percentage of anisotropy reduction was 41.21% at 6 months, 51.76% at 14 months and 29.87% at 35 months. No adverse effects were noted. Patient satisfaction was high at the end of the evaluation. Retreated patients were more satisfied than non-retreated ones. However, there was no difference in the anisotropy factor between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Treatment of facial rhytids with a non-ablative 1540-nm Er:glass laser system can produce benefits that persist over 2 years after the last treatment.
Authors:
Nathalie Fournier; Jean Michel Lagarde; Virginie Turlier; Laetitia Courrech; Serge Mordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1476-4172     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-16     Completed Date:  2005-04-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre Laser Dermatologie & Phlébologie, La Croisée, Clapiers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anisotropy
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Retreatment
Rhytidoplasty*

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