Treatment of inflammatory facial acne vulgaris with combination 595-nm pulsed-dye laser with dynamic-cooling-device and 1,450-nm diode laser

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: The 585-nm pulsed-dye laser and the 1,450-nm diode laser have been found effective for the treatment of mild-to-moderate inflammatory facial acne. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combined treatment with the 595-nm pulsed-dye laser and the 1,450-nm diode laser for inflammatory facial acne. Study Design/Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients with inflammatory facial acne were treated with a combination of the 595-nm pulsed-dye laser and the 1,450-nm diode laser. Patients' subjective response to treatment was evaluated regarding improvement in acne, acne scarring, oiliness, and redness of the skin. Results: All patients had reductions in acne lesion counts. Mean lesion counts decreased 52% (P<0.01), 63% (P<0.01), and 84% (P<0.01) after one, two, and three treatments, respectively. Patients described moderate-to-marked improvement in acne, acne scarring, and post-inflammatory erythema. Adverse effects were limited to mild, transient erythema. Conclusions: The combination of the 595-nm pulsed-dye laser and the 1,450-nm diode laser is safe and effective for the treatment of inflammatory facial acne, acne scarring, and post-inflammatory erythema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • 1,450-nm diode laser
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed-dye laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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