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Effect of a new infrared light device (1100–1800 nm) on facial lifting

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Laser skin resurfacing procedures can be classed into two categories – invasive and non-invasive. The last several decades have witnessed a host of advancements in ablative laser therapy and other ablative modalities for the rejuvenation of skin, including the CO2 laser, the erbium : yttrium aluminum garnet laser, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. Despite the excellent results that can result from the practice of these techniques by experienced surgeons, the invasive nature of these devices is associated with inherent risks and patient discomfort. Therefore, much of the focus has been on non-ablative lasers and intense-pulsed light devices. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of treatment with the new infrared light device (1100–1800 nm), Titan, and assessed the degree of improvement associated with two-time laser treatments, as compared to one-time laser treatment.

Keywords: infrared rays; lifting; rejuvenation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2008.00326.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea, and 2: Department of Dermatology, Gowoonsesang Clinic, Seoul, South Korea

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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