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Ablative Fractional Lasers to Treat Peri-orbital Rhytides

2014-07-23 21:12:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Ablative fractional lasers were introduced for treating facial rhytides in an attempt to achieve results comparable to traditional ablative resurfacing but with fewer side effects. However, there is conflicting evidence on how well this goal has generally been achieved as well as on the comparative value of fractional CO2 and Er:YAG lasers. The present study compares these modalities in a randomized controlled blinded split-face study design:

28 patients were enrolled and completed the entire study. Patients were randomly assigned to receive a single treatment on each side of the peri-orbital region, one with a fractional CO2 and one with a fractional Er:YAG laser. The evaluation included Fitzpatrick wrinkle score, profilometric measurement of wrinkle depth (both before and 3 months after treatment) as well as assessment of side effects and patient satisfaction (1, 3, 6 days and 3 months after treatment).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Peri-orbital Rhytides

Intervention

Fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment, Fractional erbium:YAG laser treatment

Location

Laserklinik Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
Germany
D-76133

Status

Completed

Source

Laserklinik Karlsruhe

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:35-0400

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