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Linear polarized infrared irradiation using Super Lizer is an effective treatment for multiple-type alopecia areata.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12956694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Super Lizer trade mark is a linear polarized light instrument, which has been used with good effect in orthopedics and anesthesiology to treat arthralgia and neuralgia with a high output of infrared radiation. AIM: To test Super Lizer trade mark 's efficacy for the treatment of alopecia areata. METHODS: Fifteen patients over 18 years of age, diagnosed with alopecia areata and displaying symptoms of patchy hair loss, were topically irradiated with infrared radiation using the Super Lizer trade mark. The patients were irradiated intermittently for an interval of 3 min once every week or every 2 weeks. RESULTS: Seven of 15 (46.7%) of the irradiated areas showed hair regrowth 1.6 months earlier than the nonirradiated areas (chi2 official approval, P = 0.003). With regard to adverse effects caused by Super Lizer trade mark treatment, only one patient complained of a sensation of heat in the irradiated area. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that Super Lizer trade mark, with its noninvasive properties, is a useful apparatus for the treatment of mild forms of alopecia areata.
Masashi Yamazaki; Yuko Miura; Ryoji Tsuboi; Hideoki Ogawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-05     Completed Date:  2004-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia / radiotherapy*
Hair / radiation effects
Infrared Rays*
Laser Therapy, Low-Level*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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