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Nonablative Laser Improved PIH in Patients With Darker Skin

Key clinical point: A low-density nonablative laser improved postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in patients with darker skin types.

Major finding: The mean improvement in PIH was 43.2% from baseline, a statistically significant difference.

Study details: The retrospective study evaluated photographs before and after treatment with the nonablative fractional 1,927 nm laser in 61 patients with PIH and Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V, or VI.

Disclosures: No funding or disclosure information was provided.


Bae YS et al. Lasers Surg Med. 2019 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23173.