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High Fluence Fractional Treatment of Photodamaged Facial Skin Using a 2940nm Erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet Laser.
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PMID:  23057567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Introduction: Fractional resurfacing with an Erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) 2940nm laser is an increasingly popular option for the treatment of the signs of facial photoaging, which include wrinkles as well as pigmentation issues and unwanted textural changes. Fractional treatment has produced favorable clinical responses, but with less complications and shorter recovery times than traditional laser resurfacing. This study was conducted to evaluate a fractionated Er:YAG treatment regimen of 1-2 higher fluence sessions with a multiple-pass technique. Material and Methods: Eight subjects with moderate to severely photodamaged facial skin received one to two full-face laser treatments. Multiple-pass (MP) treatment results were evaluated in terms of procedure time, discomfort, social downtime and effectiveness. A photographic evaluation, subject improvement assessments and a subject satisfaction assessment were performed. Results: An investigator's photographic review showed a 26-75% improvement in the signs of overall photoaging. Subjects treated with the MP technique exhibited a relatively short 3-4 day downtime and ratings of mostly moderate discomfort with the use of topical anesthetic cream only. Subjects treated with higher fluences demonstrated the highest average improvement in specific features of photoaging. Two laser treatments resulted in substantially higher improvement scores than those received just one laser treatment.
Khalil A Khatri; Danielle Mahoney; Laila Hakam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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