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Eyelid skin tightening: a novel 'Niche' for fractional CO(2) rejuvenation.
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PMID:  21435023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background  The periorbital area is a barometer of chronologic and environmental age for which patients usually seek rejuvenation; fractional CO(2) laser plays a key role among the variety of available dermatologic treatments. Objectives  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Fractional CO(2) laser in eyelid tightening and periorbital wrinkles. Methods  Forty-five patients received a range of 2-3 treatments in the upper, lower eyelids and periorbital area with a fractional laser device. Photographs were taken before and after each treatment and 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after the final treatment. The results were judged by three dermatologists who had not taken part in the treatments. Results  One year after the last laser session, all patients showed global improvements in eyelid skin tightening: five patients (11.1%) achieved excellent improvement, 11 patients (24.5%) marked improvement, 15 patients (33.3%) moderate improvement and 14 subjects (31.1%) slight improvement. At the 1-year follow-up, the percentage of subjects with a lift in their eyebrows and consequently a widened palpebral fissure was 82.2 (37 patients), whereas 17.8% (eight patients) showed no eyebrow elevation. Conclusions  Fractional CO(2) laser treatments allow dermatologists to achieve notable improvements in eyelid skin tightening, and eyebrow elevation safely and without significant side-effects.
P Bonan; P Campolmi; G Cannarozzo; N Bruscino; A Bassi; S Betti; T Lotti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-3083     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology © 2011 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. No claim to original US government works.
Department of Dermatology II, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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