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Treatment of Melasma Using a Novel 1,927-nm Fractional Thulium Fiber Laser: A Pilot Study.
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PMID:  22093448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: A 1,927-nm wavelength was recently added to the 1,550-nm erbium-doped fiber laser. This wavelength possesses a higher absorption coefficient for water than the 1,550-nm, conferring greater ability to target epidermal processes such as dyschromia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel 1,927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser in the treatment of melasma. METHODS: Fourteen patients underwent three to four laser treatments (at 4-week intervals) at pulse energies of 10 to 20 mJ and total densities of 252 to 784 microscopic treatment zones per cm(2) (6-8 passes) using a 1,927-nm thulium fiber laser. Three blinded assessors and the patients evaluated clinical improvement of treatment areas at 1-, 3-, and 6-month follow-ups. Side effects were assessed, and pain was scored using a visual analog scale (0-10). RESULTS: A statistically significant 51% reduction in MASI score was observed at 1-month post 3 to 4 laser treatments. A 33% (p = .06) and 34% (p = .07) reduction in Melasma Area and Severity Index score was observed at the 3- and 6-month follow-up visits, respectively. Skin responses observed after treatment were moderate erythema and mild edema. No scarring or postinflammatory hyper- or hypopigmentation was observed. CONCLUSION: The 1,927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser is a safe, effective treatment for melasma.
Authors:
Kristel D Polder; Suzanne Bruce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, Texas; Suzanne Bruce and Associates, Houston, Texas; Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, Dallas, Texas.
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