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Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined by Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches.
Dermatology. 2015; 231(1):70-6.D

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Some studies have reported the use of 308-nm excimer laser therapy for treating alopecia areata (AA); however, the effectiveness of this therapy on a theoretical basis has not yet been comparatively analyzed.

OBJECTIVES

To determine the therapeutic effect of excimer laser therapy on AA.

METHODS

One alopecic patch was divided into control and treated sides in 10 patients with AA. Then, 308-nm excimer laser therapy was administered twice a week for 12 weeks. Photograph and phototrichogram analyses were performed.

RESULTS

Photographic assessments by both dermatologists and individuals of the general population showed objective improvements after excimer laser therapy. On the treated side, the hair count and hair diameter had statistically increased after treatment. However, only the hair diameter was found to be significantly high in the treated half when it was compared with the control side.

CONCLUSION

The 308-nm excimer laser has a therapeutic effect on AA, which is proven by photograph and phototrichogram analysis by a side-by-side comparison.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Inha Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25998718

Citation

Byun, Ji Won, et al. "Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined By Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches." Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 231, no. 1, 2015, pp. 70-6.
Byun JW, Moon JH, Bang CY, et al. Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined by Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches. Dermatology (Basel). 2015;231(1):70-6.
Byun, J. W., Moon, J. H., Bang, C. Y., Shin, J., & Choi, G. S. (2015). Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined by Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), 231(1), 70-6. https://doi.org/10.1159/000381912
Byun JW, et al. Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined By Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches. Dermatology (Basel). 2015;231(1):70-6. PubMed PMID: 25998718.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined by Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches. AU - Byun,Ji Won, AU - Moon,Jong Hyuk, AU - Bang,Chan Yl, AU - Shin,Jeonghyun, AU - Choi,Gwang Seong, Y1 - 2015/05/21/ PY - 2014/12/26/received PY - 2015/03/26/accepted PY - 2015/5/23/entrez PY - 2015/5/23/pubmed PY - 2016/3/25/medline SP - 70 EP - 6 JF - Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dermatology (Basel) VL - 231 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Some studies have reported the use of 308-nm excimer laser therapy for treating alopecia areata (AA); however, the effectiveness of this therapy on a theoretical basis has not yet been comparatively analyzed. OBJECTIVES: To determine the therapeutic effect of excimer laser therapy on AA. METHODS: One alopecic patch was divided into control and treated sides in 10 patients with AA. Then, 308-nm excimer laser therapy was administered twice a week for 12 weeks. Photograph and phototrichogram analyses were performed. RESULTS: Photographic assessments by both dermatologists and individuals of the general population showed objective improvements after excimer laser therapy. On the treated side, the hair count and hair diameter had statistically increased after treatment. However, only the hair diameter was found to be significantly high in the treated half when it was compared with the control side. CONCLUSION: The 308-nm excimer laser has a therapeutic effect on AA, which is proven by photograph and phototrichogram analysis by a side-by-side comparison. SN - 1421-9832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25998718/Effectiveness_of_308_nm_Excimer_Laser_Therapy_in_Treating_Alopecia_Areata_Determined_by_Examining_the_Treated_Sides_of_Selected_Alopecic_Patches_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000381912 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -