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Keratosis pilaris atrophicans: treatment with intense pulsed light in four patients.
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PMID:  20590370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Keratosis pilaris atrophicans (KPA) is a group of disorders characterized by erythematous keratotic papules followed by atrophy on the face. The treatment is often unsatisfactory. METHODS: Four white women, with ages ranging from 14 to 20 years, were treated with an intense pulsed light (IPL) system with a cut filter of 570 nm. The power density was between 40 and 47 J/cm(2), divided into two pulses of 3 ms, with a delay between both of 20 ms. Patients received five to nine sessions. RESULTS: Clinical improvement was noted in all patients, with a reduction of erythema in treated areas of between 75% and 100%. Treatment was well tolerated and no adverse reactions were observed. After a follow-up of 10 months no recurrence was observed. In addition, in parallel mode to erythema improvement, a reduction of roughness was observed. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest IPL should be considered as a safe treatment option in patients with KPA.
Romina Rodríguez-Lojo; Jesus Del Pozo; Juan Manuel Barja; Francisca Piñeyro; Lucia Pérez-Varela
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1476-4180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
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Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain.
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