Fractional 1320 nm Nd : YAG laser in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a pilot study
Source: Photodermatology Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, Volume 25, Number 5, October 2009 , pp. 278-279(2)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
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: 2009-10-01