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Rejuvenation Procedure Proves Safe and Effective

Lasers Surg Med; ePub 2018 Aug 8; Knight, Kautz

The same‐day, combined, intense pulsed light/non-ablative fractionated laser (IPL‐NAFL) treatment regimen proved safe and elicited a significant skin rejuvenating effect, in a similar manner to that shown in other same‐day combined therapies, without prolonging downtime of each individual modality. This according to a recent study that evaluated the combined effect of same‐day, sequential IPL‐NAFL treatment on photoaging of the face. 30 patients underwent 3 sessions of full‐face IPL therapy, followed immediately by NAFL treatment, conducted at 4–6 week intervals. Wrinkle/elastosis and skin qualities were scored at 1, 3, and 6 months after the last treatment session. Immediate responses were evaluated up to 30 minutes following treatment and adverse events were monitored throughout the study period. Researchers found:

  • Wrinkle/elastosis scores gradually improved over the treatment period, with 59% of patients presenting improvement by the 1‐month follow‐up session, which persisted also at the 6-month follow‐up visit.
  • Good to excellent pigmentation responses were recorded for ≥63% and improvements in texture, brightness, and tightness were recorded for ≥80% of patients throughout the follow‐up period.
  • >90% of the treated patients exhibited improved or much improved overall appearance.

Citation:

Knight JM, Kautz G. Sequential facial skin rejuvenation with intense pulsed light and non‐ablative fractionated laser resurfacing in Fitzpatrick skin type II–IV patients: A prospective multicenter analysis. [Published online ahead of print August 8, 2018]. Lasers Surg Med. doi:doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23007.