Aura Ruiz and Martha Rivero
Background and Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two non-ablative techniques for facial rejuvenation in Latin-American skin types.
Materials and Methods: 36 consecutive patients with moderate-to-advanced photoaging were treated with IPL or a combination of IPL/Nd YAG laser. Clinical improvements were assessed at baseline and 30 days after two treatments. The results were compared with a non- parametric statistical test. Side effects were reported.
Results: 18 patients received treatment with IPL and 18 patients with combination IPL/NdYAG laser. Significant differences between baseline and 30 days post- treatments were observed for all features. Outcomes achieved with IPL/NdYAG were significantly higher. Side effects were limited to mild transitory erythema.
Conclusions: Non-ablative techniques with IPL or combination IPL/NdYAG laser long pulse for facial rejuvenation are safe and effective treatments in Latin- American skin types with almost no side effects. Outcomes achieved with IPL/NdYAG laser were higher than using IPL alone in this study.PDF
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