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Fractional 1320 nm Nd : YAG laser in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a pilot study

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Thirty-five patients with moderate to severe acne were treated with a fractional 1320 nm neodymium : yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd : YAG) laser. These patients received six treatment sessions at a 2-week interval. Inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions were counted before and after treatment. Fractional 1320 nm Nd : YAG laser therapy was well tolerated, resulting in the reduction of inflammatory lesions by 57% (P<0.05) and the reduction of non-inflammatory lesions by 35% (P<0.05). A significant reduction in the skin sebum level by 30% (P<0.05) was also noted after treatment.

Keywords: acne vulgaris; fractional 1320 nm Nd : YAG laser

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.2009.00451.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatology, The Sixth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, and 2: Department of Dermatology, Parkwayhealth China, Shanghai, China

Publication date: October 1, 2009

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