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Intense pulsed light treatment of 1,000 consecutive patients with facial vascular marks.
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PMID:  16547627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Facial teleangectasias or vascular marks often represent a very cosmetically detracting problem for the affected patient, who tries to cover the lesions by camouflage strategies. This study describes the response of these vascular lesions after an intense pulsed light source was used on 1,000 consecutive patients. METHODS: Between October 1998 and April 2005, 1,000 consecutive patients with various skin types (Fitzpatrick I to IV) were treated with Photoderm VL. The average age of the patients was 47.1 years. These patients were subjected to a mean of 2.16 treatments (range, 1-9), then followed up 48 h, 72 h, 1 week, 3 weeks, and 1 month after each treatment. All the patients were followed up 2 months after the last treatment, and the percentage of clearance was assessed by comparison of pre- and posttreatment photographs. The patients also answered a questionnaire in which they expressed personal satisfaction. The final physicians-nurse evaluation also was recorded on the same form. RESULTS: Most of the patients (89.70%) experienced a clearance of 75% to 100%. The results appear to be correlated with operator experience, but not with lesion size, age, or skin type. Minimal adverse side effects occurred for 14.6% of the patients, but only for 6.76% of the treatments. CONCLUSION: The intense pulsed light source Photoderm VL can be considered a fast, safe, and effective treatment for facial teleangectasias or vascular marks.
Matteo Tretti Clementoni; Patrizia Gilardino; Gabriele F Muti; Massimo Signorini; Antonio Pistorale; Paolo G Morselli; Carlo Cavina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0364-216X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-30     Completed Date:  2006-08-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Matteo Tretti Clementoni, Patrizia Gilardino, Gabriele F. Muti, Massimo Signorini, Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Skin Tests
Telangiectasis / therapy*

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