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Acne phototherapy with a 1450-nm diode laser: an open study

Authors Natusko Konishi, Hideki Endo, Naoki Oiso, Shigeru Kawara, Akira Kawada

Published 15 March 2007 Volume 2007:3(1) Pages 205—209

Natusko Konishi, Hideki Endo, Naoki Oiso, Shigeru Kawara, Akira Kawada

Department of Dermatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Ohno-Higashi 377-2, Osaka-Sayama city, Osaka 589-8511, Japan

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of phototherapy with a newly-developed 1450-nm diode laser in patients with mild to moderate acne. An open study was performed in acne patients who were treated up to five times with a two week interval. Acne lesions were reduced by 63%. Only one patient discontinued treatment due to vesicle formation as an adverse effect. Phototherapy using this diode laser source was effective and well tolerated in acne patients, suggesting that this phototherapy may be a new modality for the treatment of acne.

Keywords: acne vulgaris, phototherapy, 1450-nm diode laser, sebaceous gland

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