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Long pulsed dye laser treatment of facial wrinkles.
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PMID:  15545096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The flashlamp pulsed dye laser has been used in the treatment of rhytids. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the long pulsed dye laser in the treatment of mild to moderate wrinkles in Asian patients. METHODS: Wrinkles on one half of the face in 10 subjects were treated with the long pulsed dye laser (595 nm, 10 mm spot size, 10 ms, 7 J/cm2, 40 ms spray, 40 ms delay, single-pass, 30% overlap) with the other side serving as a control. A total of three treatments were given at 2 monthly intervals. The following sites were treated: periorbital area, six patients; forehead, two patients; cheek, two patients. No preoperative anesthesia or postoperative treatment were used. Clinical photographs were taken before and after each treatment, and analysis was undertaken through photographic evaluation by non-treating physicians. RESULTS: At 2 months after the last treatment, the clinical improvement of rhytids was noted in all patients compared with baseline. Four subjects had mild improvement (< or = 25%), five had moderate improvement (26-50%) and one had marked improvement (51-75%). The periorbital area was more responsive to treatment compared with the other sites. No clinical changes were noted in the control areas. No adverse effects were reported except for transient mild erythema in two patients which lasted for up to an hour. Nine patients were somewhat satisfied with the treatment and one was highly satisfied. All wanted the other half of the face to be treated. CONCLUSION: Treatment with a non-ablative 595 nm flashlamp pulsed dye laser can lead to mild to moderate clinical improvement in class I-II rhytids with minimal to no side effects in patients with darker skin types.
Yong-Kwang Tay; Boo-Peng Khoo; Eileen Tan; Colin Kwok
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1476-4172     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-16     Completed Date:  2005-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Dermatology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Laser Therapy, Low-Level*
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Skin Aging

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