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Evidence for laser- and light-based treatment of acne vulgaris.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18786499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acne is a very prevalent skin disorder, affecting more than 85% of adolescents and often continuing into adulthood. Active acne and its sequelae, especially permanent scarring, may cause longstanding psychological or emotional harm in patients. Novel and promising treatments with laser/light devices (such as blue light, red light, pulsed dye laser, infrared lasers, light-emitting diodes, and pulsed light) have been reported to have varying degrees of efficacy for treatment. The authors compiled a summary of evidence-based literature on laser/light treatment for acne to assist clinicians to more appropriately identify treatment options, should they choose to supplement current medical antiacne therapies.
Girish S Munavalli; Robert A Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1558-0768     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9617260     Medline TA:  Semin Cutan Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology, Laser, and Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / therapy*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Laser Therapy
Treatment Outcome

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