Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 230--232

Novel low fluence combination laser treatment of solar lentigines in type III Asian skin


Brian Wei Cheng Anthony Tian 
 Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

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Brian Wei Cheng Anthony Tian
02-417, Block 472, Sembawang Drive, S750472
Singapore

Objective: To demonstrate a novel low fluence combination laser technique [Erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Erb:YAG) and neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG)] to effectively treat solar lentigines in type III Asian skin in a single session. Design: A prospective study. Setting: A Singapore-based clinic. Participants: Five patients (all females) were enrolled into the study. The ages ranged 35-60 years; all patients had Fitzpatrick skin type III. Measurements: Photographs were taken at baseline and at 1-month follow-up. These were reviewed by two independent physicians who were blinded to the study. Changes in pigment severity were assessed by a 5-point scale (1: Aggravation of pigment, 2: No change, 3: 25-50% improvement, 4: 51-75% improvement, and 5: 76-100% improvement). Results: All patients received a single treatment session. At 1-month follow-up, a reduction in pigment was observed in all patients. Both physicians«SQ» reports were independently agreeable. All patients scored 5, having >90% improvement in pigment severity. No hypopigmentation, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), or recurrence was seen. Conclusion: Low fluence combination laser is effective and safe for clearance of solar lentigines in type III Asian skin.


How to cite this article:
Tian BW. Novel low fluence combination laser treatment of solar lentigines in type III Asian skin.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:230-232


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Tian BW. Novel low fluence combination laser treatment of solar lentigines in type III Asian skin. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];8:230-232
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