Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases

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Clinical Evaluation of Intense Pulsed Light vs. Combined Treatment of Intense Pulsed Light and NDYAG Laser for Facial Rejuvenation in Latin American Women


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.


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