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Article: Fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians

TitleFractional ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073
Citation
Lasers In Surgery And Medicine, 2010, v. 42 n. 9, p. 615-623 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground and Objectives: Ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) is a new modality for photorejuvenation and acne scars which combines carbon dioxide (CO 2) laser ablation with fractional photothermolysis. The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of a new fractional CO 2 ablative device (Fraxel Re:pair) for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. Materials and Methods: Nine patients underwent one full-face treatment. The energy levels ranged from 30-70 mJ with coverage between 30% and 45%. Improvement in skin texture, laxity, wrinkles, enlarged pores, overall pigmentation irregularity, and adverse effects were assessed up to 6 months post-treatment. Standardized photographs using the Canfield Visia CR system® were assessed by two independent observers. Subjective improvement was assessed by patient questionnaires. Results: Nine Chinese patients (skin types III and IV, mean age 44.8) were included. Statistically significant improvements were seen for skin texture, skin laxity, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. The post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation rate was 55.5% and 11.1% at 1 and 6 months post-treatment, respectively. Eighty-six percent of patients were overall satisfied to very satisfied with the treatment. Conclusion: Ablative fractional CO 2 laser resurfacing was overall safe and effective for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. However, in view of the high post-inflammatory rate and the statistically significant but only mild to moderate improvement after a single treatment as observed in this study, there is a need to review the current role of fractional ablative CO 2 laser treatment as compared to fractional non-ablative for skin rejuvenation and acne scar treatment in Asians. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144280
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.135
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.977
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dc.contributor.authorChan, NPYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SGYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShek, SYNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T08:59:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-20T08:59:30Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLasers In Surgery And Medicine, 2010, v. 42 n. 9, p. 615-623en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0196-8092en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144280-
dc.description.abstractBackground and Objectives: Ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) is a new modality for photorejuvenation and acne scars which combines carbon dioxide (CO 2) laser ablation with fractional photothermolysis. The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of a new fractional CO 2 ablative device (Fraxel Re:pair) for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. Materials and Methods: Nine patients underwent one full-face treatment. The energy levels ranged from 30-70 mJ with coverage between 30% and 45%. Improvement in skin texture, laxity, wrinkles, enlarged pores, overall pigmentation irregularity, and adverse effects were assessed up to 6 months post-treatment. Standardized photographs using the Canfield Visia CR system® were assessed by two independent observers. Subjective improvement was assessed by patient questionnaires. Results: Nine Chinese patients (skin types III and IV, mean age 44.8) were included. Statistically significant improvements were seen for skin texture, skin laxity, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. The post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation rate was 55.5% and 11.1% at 1 and 6 months post-treatment, respectively. Eighty-six percent of patients were overall satisfied to very satisfied with the treatment. Conclusion: Ablative fractional CO 2 laser resurfacing was overall safe and effective for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asians. However, in view of the high post-inflammatory rate and the statistically significant but only mild to moderate improvement after a single treatment as observed in this study, there is a need to review the current role of fractional ablative CO 2 laser treatment as compared to fractional non-ablative for skin rejuvenation and acne scar treatment in Asians. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLasers in Surgery and Medicineen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcne Vulgaris - complications - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshCicatrix - ethnology - etiology - radiotherapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLaser Therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLasers, Gas - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshRejuvenationen_HK
dc.subject.meshSkin Agingen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleFractional ablative carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation and acne scars in Asiansen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SGY:gyho@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/lsm.20974en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20976801-
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dc.identifier.volume42en_HK
dc.identifier.issue9en_HK
dc.identifier.spage615en_HK
dc.identifier.epage623en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1096-9101-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridShek, SYN=35995822400en_HK
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