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Intense pulsed light for the treatment of rosacea and telangiectasias.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Oct; 13(5):216-22.JC

Abstract

Abstract Background: Rosacea is a chronic disease that affects the aesthetic appearance of skin. The use of intense pulsed light (IPL) has shown significant clearing in erythema, telangiectasia, and papules in rosacea. We seek parameters for IPL that will achieve optimal reduction in the appearance of rosacea with minimal adverse effects.

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the use of IPL on 102 patients at various parameters (fluence and pulse duration) in the treatment of rosacea.

METHODS

102 patients with mild to severe rosacea were treated with IPL treatment using the NaturaLight IPL system (Focus Medical, Bethel, CT). Patients received treatments at 1-3 week intervals, with an average of 7.2 treatments. The Reveal Imager (Canfield Scientific, Fairfield, NJ) was used for photodocumentation and analyses.

RESULTS

Treatments were given at 2.5/5 ms double, triple, or quadruple pulsed with 20-30 ms delay time. A 530 nm filter was used with fluences varying from 10-30 J/cm(2), or 10-20 J/cm(2) with a 420 nm filter for those patients with acneiform breakouts in addition to telangiectasias. 80% of patients had reduction in redness, 78% of patients reported reduced flushing and improved skin texture, and 72% noted fewer acneiform breakouts. There were no complications or adverse effects.

CONCLUSION

The use of IPL at specified parameters provides optimal therapy for the treatment of rosacea.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Otolaryngology, St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, NY, United States. drkassir@drkassir.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21848421

Citation

Kassir, Ramtin, et al. "Intense Pulsed Light for the Treatment of Rosacea and Telangiectasias." Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy : Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology, vol. 13, no. 5, 2011, pp. 216-22.
Kassir R, Kolluru A, Kassir M. Intense pulsed light for the treatment of rosacea and telangiectasias. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011;13(5):216-22.
Kassir, R., Kolluru, A., & Kassir, M. (2011). Intense pulsed light for the treatment of rosacea and telangiectasias. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy : Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology, 13(5), 216-22. https://doi.org/10.3109/14764172.2011.613480
Kassir R, Kolluru A, Kassir M. Intense Pulsed Light for the Treatment of Rosacea and Telangiectasias. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011;13(5):216-22. PubMed PMID: 21848421.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intense pulsed light for the treatment of rosacea and telangiectasias. AU - Kassir,Ramtin, AU - Kolluru,Aparanjita, AU - Kassir,Martin, PY - 2011/8/19/entrez PY - 2011/8/19/pubmed PY - 2012/2/18/medline SP - 216 EP - 22 JF - Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology JO - J Cosmet Laser Ther VL - 13 IS - 5 N2 - UNLABELLED: Abstract Background: Rosacea is a chronic disease that affects the aesthetic appearance of skin. The use of intense pulsed light (IPL) has shown significant clearing in erythema, telangiectasia, and papules in rosacea. We seek parameters for IPL that will achieve optimal reduction in the appearance of rosacea with minimal adverse effects. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of IPL on 102 patients at various parameters (fluence and pulse duration) in the treatment of rosacea. METHODS: 102 patients with mild to severe rosacea were treated with IPL treatment using the NaturaLight IPL system (Focus Medical, Bethel, CT). Patients received treatments at 1-3 week intervals, with an average of 7.2 treatments. The Reveal Imager (Canfield Scientific, Fairfield, NJ) was used for photodocumentation and analyses. RESULTS: Treatments were given at 2.5/5 ms double, triple, or quadruple pulsed with 20-30 ms delay time. A 530 nm filter was used with fluences varying from 10-30 J/cm(2), or 10-20 J/cm(2) with a 420 nm filter for those patients with acneiform breakouts in addition to telangiectasias. 80% of patients had reduction in redness, 78% of patients reported reduced flushing and improved skin texture, and 72% noted fewer acneiform breakouts. There were no complications or adverse effects. CONCLUSION: The use of IPL at specified parameters provides optimal therapy for the treatment of rosacea. SN - 1476-4180 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21848421/Intense_pulsed_light_for_the_treatment_of_rosacea_and_telangiectasias_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14764172.2011.613480 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -