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Dual-depth fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for periocular rhytidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20384754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Laxity and rhytidosis of eyelid skin as a result of photoaging is a frequent cosmetic concern. Fine lines and deep wrinkles may not be optimally addressed with traditional ablative carbon dioxide (CO(2)) resurfacing. Modern devices allow for surface fractional ablation and deep fractional ablation with narrow treatment columns that target deep dermal layers. OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy and safety of a combination of deep fractional CO(2) ablation and superficial fractional ablation of eyelid and periorbital skin for improvement of rhytidosis and redundancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent dual-depth fractional CO(2) resurfacing of eyelid and periorbital skin. Blinded, independent investigators evaluated rhytidosis and skin redundancy as evident in pretreatment and 6-month post-treatment digital images. RESULTS: Excellent post-treatment improvements were noted for eyelid skin rhytidosis and redundancy, which improved 53.1% and 42.0%, respectively. No serious complications were noted, and the recovery profile was favorable. CONCLUSION: Dual-depth fractional CO(2) resurfacing of eyelid and periorbital skin, including areas within the boundaries of the orbital rim, is safe and effective for the treatment of eyelid photoaging.
Brett S Kotlus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2010-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allure Medical Spa, Shelby Township, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Eyelids / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
Lasers, Gas / therapeutic use*
Prospective Studies
Rhytidoplasty / methods*
Skin Aging*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Dermatol Surg. 2010 May;36(5):629   [PMID:  20384734 ]

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