Dermatology 2013

Notes: Calzavara-Pinton, Pier Giacomo

Rossi, Maria Teresa

Sala, Raffaella

eng

Clinical Trial

Multicenter Study

Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t

England

2012/09/06 06:00

Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2013 Jan;12(1):158-65. doi: 10.1039/c2pp25125f.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22949076

Author Address: Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Department of Dermatology, University of Brescia, Piazzale Spedali Civili 1, I-25123 Brescia, Italy.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4555Author: Campolmi, P., Bonan, P., Cannarozzo, G., Bruscino, N. and Moretti, S.

Year: 2013

Title: Efficacy and safety evaluation of an innovative CO2 laser/radiofrequency device in dermatology

Journal: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol

Volume: 27

Issue: 12

Pages: 1481-90

Date: Dec

Short Title: Efficacy and safety evaluation of an innovative CO2 laser/radiofrequency device in dermatology

Alternate Journal: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV

ISSN: 1468-3083 (Electronic)

0926-9959 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1111/jdv.12029

Accession Number: 23176105

Keywords: Adult

Aged

*Carbon Dioxide

Female

Humans

*Laser Therapy/adverse effects

Male

Middle Aged

Skin Diseases/*surgery

Abstract: BACKGROUND: CO2 laser has not only become the most widely used laser in dermatological surgical practice, but it has also proved to be highly effective in treating aesthetic imperfections. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional CO2 laser combined with a radiofrequency device in different dermatological, surgical and aesthetic fields. METHODS: A total of 79 patients were treated in our Outpatient Service with a novel fractional CO2 laser combined with a bipolar radiofrequency device for a maximum of 5 months. Group A consisted of 39 patients with lesions requiring complete excision, whereas Group B consisted of 40 subjects seeking to enhance aesthetic facial imperfections. The results were assessed by three ‘blind’ investigators using photographs and clinical observations; in addition, the patients had to give their own subjective assessment of the results. RESULTS: At the 6-month follow-up, the lesions of the Group A patients had been completely removed, except for one case of a large sebaceous nevus on the scalp. All the Group B patients showed global improvement in skin tightening, removal of fine lines and rhytides and correction of dilated pores and hyperpigmentation, with no significant side-effects and short downtimes. CONCLUSION: This kind of laser meets the needs of the majority of dermatologists requiring a unique, versatile tool to remove cutaneous lesions and at the same time, safely and effectively treat skin imperfections.

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