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A split-face comparison of a fractional microneedle radiofrequency device and fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy in acne patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23016530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A number of lasers and light-based devices have been reported as promising treatment options for acne vulgaris.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional microneedle radiofrequency (MRF) device treatment compared to CO(2) fractional laser system (FS) for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects underwent full-face treatment for acne vulgaris with CO(2) FS and MRF device. For each subject, two passes of CO(2) FS with a pulse energy setting of 80 mJ and a density of 100 spots/cm(2) were used on one side, and two passes of MRF device with a intensity of 8, density of 25 MTZ/cm(2), and a depth of 1.5-2.5 mm were used on the other. Patients were evaluated 3 months postoperatively and were also photographed.
RESULTS: Most of the patients improved based on clinical and photographic assessments 3 months after the treatment. No significant differences in physician-measured parameters, patient ratings, or intraoperative pain ratings were found, although downtime was significantly longer for the CO(2) FS treated side.
CONCLUSIONS: MRF device and CO(2) FS can be used for acne vulgaris patients and MRF device is more convenient than CO(2) FS because of its short downtime.
Jung U Shin; Soo Hyun Lee; Jin Young Jung; Ju Hee Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1476-4180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2013-02-25     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / radiotherapy*
Face / radiation effects*
Far East
Laser Therapy, Low-Level / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Lasers, Gas / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Patient Satisfaction
Radio Waves / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Young Adult

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