Skin Tightening Effect Using Fractional Laser Treatment: I. A Randomized Half-Side Pilot Study on Faces of Patients with Acne
Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2009
© 2009 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 66–70, January 2010
How to Cite
DAINICHI, T., KAWAGUCHI, A., UEDA, S., TAJIRI, R., FUMIMORI, T., KAKUMA, T. and HASHIMOTO, T. (2010), Skin Tightening Effect Using Fractional Laser Treatment: I. A Randomized Half-Side Pilot Study on Faces of Patients with Acne. Dermatologic Surgery, 36: 66–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01353.x
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2009
- Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2009
BACKGROUND Fractional laser resurfacing is a new procedure for skin rejuvenation.
OBJECTIVE To assess the skin remodeling effect of fractional laser treatment.
METHODS Twelve Asian patients with acne were irradiated using a fractional 1,540-nm erbium glass laser on a random half of the face twice with a 4-week interval.
RESULTS The faces were contoured on the treated side of most patients. Statistical analyses of the facial images showed that the skin tightening effect was significant 4 weeks after the first and second irradiation (p<.001 after both treatments).
CONCLUSION These results suggest that fractional laser resurfacing is a possible alternative to nonsurgical skin tightening of the face.
The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.