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Laser Ipl

Dan Li, Shi-Bin Lin, Biao Cheng
BACKGROUND: For 20 years, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has been used to treat various medical problems. IPL has since developed rapidly, becoming popular among patients worldwide. Recently, IPL has been used mainly for cosmetic purposes. Researchers are constantly seeking new applications of IPL to meet the increasing needs of patients. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes the development of IPL devices, discusses the current literature on the clinical application of IPL to increase our understanding of IPL, and provides guidance for broadening its clinical applications...
October 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Essam Elden Mohamed, Khaled Tawfik, Mohamed Elsaie
INTRODUCTION: Laser and light-based procedures provide a good and safe modality for treatment of active acne lesions when used properly. AIM: To compare the clinical efficacy of intense pulsed light (IPL) versus 1,064 long-pulsed Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum- Garnet (Nd: YAG) in treatment of facial acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy four patients recruited between June 2013 and August 2014 was enrolled in this controlled, single-blind, split-face clinical trial...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
La-Ga Tong, Yan Wu, Bin Wang, Xue Gang Xu, Han-Deng Tu, Hong Duo Chen, Yuan Hong Li
BACKGROUND: Melasma is the most common and distressing pigmentary disorder presenting to dermatology clinics.Various treatment protocols for melasma have been suggested in the previous literature, and applied in various clinical settings. However, no satisfactory therapy has been widely accepted. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency and safety of a combination treatment with fractional Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) and intense pulsed light (IPL) for melasma of Chinese population...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Amir Hossein Siadat, Fariba Iraji, Reza Bahrami, Mohammad Ali Nilfroushzadeh, Ali Asilian, Sheila Shariat, Zahra Nikyar, Safura Bokaie
BACKGROUND: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a common problem occurs following many dermatologic diseases and medical interventions. Different modalities including topical agents, lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) are suggested for treatment of the post-burn PIH. In the current study, we evaluated the efficacy of IPL plus modified Kligman cream (MODIFIED KLIGMAN CREAM) versus MODIFIED KLIGMAN CREAM alone in the treatment of the post-burn PIH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, non-blinded clinical trial...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
Hannah John, Nikolaos Manoloudakis, J Stephen Sinclair
AIM: To conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of various types of lasers (and light based therapies) for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and to establish recommendations based on our findings. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Cochrane and PubMed databases. STUDY SELECTION: English language studies describing the use of laser for the treatment of HS. DATA EXTRACTION: Multiple reviewers performed independent extraction and identified 22 studies that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Lauren E Wiznia, Nicola A Quatrano, Euphemia W Mu, Evan A Rieder
BACKGROUND: There are considerable emerging data in the use of lasers and lights to treat onychomycosis and psoriasis of the nail subunit. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to review all of the medical literature on laser therapy of nail psoriasis and onychomycosis published since 1992. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a PubMed literature search using the search terms "nail," "laser therapy," "laser surgery," "light," with search terms "psoriasis" and "onychomycosis...
July 25, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Daniel P Friedmann, Mitchel P Goldman, Sabrina G Fabi, Isabella Guiha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The use of multiple, sequential light and laser sources for topical ALA activation in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of rosacea has been largely absent from the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate ALA-PDT for rosacea using blue light sequentially with red light, pulsed-dye laser (PDL), and/or intense pulsed light (IPL). PATIENTS/METHODS: Thirty patients (39 treatments) were enrolled in this retrospective, single-center study. Treatment groups included blue light + PDL, blue light + IPL, blue light + PDL + IPL, or blue light + red light + PDL + IPL...
July 4, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
B Sofen, G Prado, J Emer
Dyschromia is a leading cause for cosmetic consultation, especially in those with diverse skin types (mixture of ethnicities) and with the rise of non-core and untrained physicians performing cosmetic procedures. Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) account for the majority of cases and are characterized by pigmented macules and patches distributed symmetrically in sun-exposed areas of the forehead, cheeks, and chin in melasma, and irregularly in areas of inflammation or an inciting traumatic event with PIH...
January 2016: Skin Therapy Letter
Jennifer D Peterson, Suzanne L Kilmer
BACKGROUND: Photodamaged skin of the chest is characterized by skin laxity, lines/wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, erythema, tactile roughness, atrophy, and telangiectasias. METHODS: A MEDLINE search was performed on combination treatments in chest rejuvenation, and the results are summarized. Practical applications for these combinations of procedures are discussed. RESULTS: Reports of injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), hyaluronic acid (HA), and chemical peels, along with lasers and light therapies such as intense pulsed light (IPL), vascular lasers, photodynamic therapy (PDT), nonablative fractionated lasers (NAFLs), ablative fractionated lasers (AFLs), and microfocused ultrasound (MFU) have been reported for chest rejuvenation...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Juan Liu, Bing R Zhou, Di Wu, Yang Xu, Dan Luo
BACKGROUND: Intense pulsed light (IPL) and 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser are both being used for the treatment of vascular lesions. This study compared the treatment efficacy of combined therapy versus separately delivery of IPL or 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser in facial telangiectasia in a split face study design. METHODS: Twenty-four patients were studied using the sequential delivery of IPL and Nd:YAG laser on one side of the face (combined therapy side). The other side received IPL treatment first followed by Nd:YAG treatment 3 days later (separated therapy side)...
April 20, 2016: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
E Victor Ross, Travis W Blalock, Douglas Winstanley, Joel L Cohen, James J Childs
UNLABELLED: A melanin meter has been created to assess real time skin pigmentation to optimize settings for visible light aesthetic applications. METHODS: A handheld meter was applied to non sun-damaged skin on the back of volunteers to measure skin pigmentation prior to treatment with IPL light sources over a range of pulse widths and ascending fluences. Curves for maximum epidermal tolerances as a function of pigmentation were determined. These curves were then tabulated for each pulse width in device software to provide guidance in the selection of fluences...
April 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Godfrey Town, Peter Bjerring
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: This qualitative review of paradoxical hair growth, following professional treatments reviews, clarifies whether low fluence is the most probable cause of unwanted hair regrowth after at home light-based treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed causes of unexpected hair regrowth are examined, and our scientific understanding of absorption and scattering of light in turbid tissue is reviewed. Published reports of paradoxical hair growth are assessed...
October 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Ayse Oktem, Pelin Kocyigit
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the efficacy and side effects of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and Nd:YAG laser-intense pulsed light (IPL) combination treatments in photorejuvenations of skin of the hand, and determining their impacts on patient satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five female patients with signs of photoaging on the skin of their hands were included in the study. Three sessions of IPL and four sessions of Nd:YAG laser treatment were applied to the right hand in total with 2-week intervals between each session, whereas six sessions of Nd:YAG laser treatment were applied to the left hand of patients with 2-week intervals between each session...
October 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Cuixia Yang, Qin Li
OBJECTIVE: To further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of bipolar RF-based optical therapy combining intense pulsed light (IPL), infrared light, and diode laser in the treatment of photoaged skin in Chinese subjects. METHODS: Twenty-seven subjects received five treatments at 3-week intervals. Triple therapy was applied in one session to the face. Images and data were obtained 30 and 180 days after the last treatment. Objective measurements (including photometric analysis of skin pigmentation, texture and wrinkles, ultrasonic measurement of dermal thickness and dermal echo intensity, and public and self-assessment of apparent age), clinical assessment, and safety were evaluated...
October 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Rachel S Chong, Andrew Osborne, Raquel Conceição, Keith R Martin
PURPOSE: Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) promotes neuronal survival in experimental glaucoma and recruits glial cells that regulate synapses. We investigated the effects of intravitreal PDGF on the inflammatory milieu and retinal synapses in the presence of raised IOP. METHODS: Animals with laser-induced IOP elevation received intravitreal injections of either saline or 1.5 μg PDGF. At 7 days, a further intravitreal injection was administered so groups received "PDGF-saline" (n = 15), "PDGF-PDGF" (n = 13), or "saline-saline" (n = 20)...
March 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Ji-Hye Park, Jung-In Kim, Won-Serk Kim
BACKGROUND: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is an acquired hypermelanosis induced by various causes including inflammatory dermatoses, injury, or cosmetic procedures, such as lasers or chemical peels, and it tends to affect dark-skinned people with greater frequency and severity. There are a variety of treatment options for PIH, including topical agents, chemical peels, laser, and light therapy. However, the results are not up to expectation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical efficacy and safety of novel pulse-in-pulse mode intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of persistent facial PIH in Korean patients...
February 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Taeyoon Son, Heesung Kang, Byungjo Jung
Intense pulsed light (IPL) with low energy insufficient to completely destroy a vasculature was applied to rabbit ears to investigate vasculature alteration. Glycerol was combined with IPL to enhance the transfer efficacy of IPL energy. Both trans-illumination and laser speckle contrast images were obtained and analyzed after treatment. The application of IPL and glycerol combination induced vasodilation and improvement in blood flow. Moreover, such phenomenon was maintained over time. IPL may be applied to treat blood circulatory diseases by inducing vasodilation and to improve blood flow...
May 2016: Microvascular Research
Ditte M Saunte, Jan Lapins
Lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment are useful for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Carbon dioxide lasers are used for cutting or vaporization of the affected area. It is a effective therapy for the management of severe and recalcitrant HS with persistent sinus tract and scarring, and can be performed under local anesthesia. HS has a follicular pathogenesis. Lasers and IPL targeting the hair have been found useful in treating HS by reducing the numbers of hairs in areas with HS. The methods have few side effects, but the studies are preliminary and need to be repeated...
January 2016: Dermatologic Clinics
Inna Belenky, Cruzy Tagger, Andrea Bingham
The widely used intense pulse light (IPL) technology was first commercially launched to the medical market in 1994 and similar to lasers, is based on the basic principle of selective photothermolysis. The main conflict during treatments with light-based technologies is between safety and efficacy of the treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate new IPL technology, which integrates three different pulse configurations, with specific attention on the safety and efficacy of the treatment. 101 volunteers (with Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI) were treated as follows: 9 patients underwent 8 bi-weekly acne clearance treatments, 51 patients underwent 6-12 hair removal treatments, 11 patients were treated for general skin rejuvenation, 15 patients were treated for pigmentation lesions, and 15 patients were treated for vascular lesions...
November 2015: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Cosme Gay-Escoda, Gabriela Párraga-Manzol, Alba Sánchez-Torres, Gerardo Moreno-Arias
UNLABELLED: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photodepilation is usually performed as a hair removal method. The treatment is recommended to be indicated by a physician, depending on each patient and on its characteristics. However, the use of laser devices by medical laypersons is frequent and it can suppose a risk of damage for the patients. Most side effects associated to IPL photodepilation are transient, minimal and disappear without sequelae. However, permanent side effects can occur. Some of the complications are laser related but many of them are caused by an operator error or mismanagement...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
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