Use of lasers and light-based therapies for treatment of acne vulgaris
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Volume 37, Issue 5, pages 333–342, December 2005
How to Cite
Mariwalla, K. and Rohrer, T. E. (2005), Use of lasers and light-based therapies for treatment of acne vulgaris. Lasers Surg. Med., 37: 333–342. doi: 10.1002/lsm.20276
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 OCT 2005
Over the last two decades, lasers and light-based therapies have been developed to treat a wide variety of cutaneous maladies. Given the prevalence and number of patients who suffer from refractory acne, alternatives to existing care are constantly sought after. In this review, we discuss the evidence currently available to justify the use of laser and light-based modalities and conclude that in combination therapy, such approaches provide a safe and effective treatment for acne vulgaris. Lasers Surg. Med. 37:333–342, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.