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Title: Laser abrasion for cosmetic and medical treatment of facial actinic damage

Abstract

Previous studies have shown the carbon dioxide (CO/sub 2/) laser to be effective in the treatment of actinic cheilitis. After CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion, normal skin and marked cosmetic improvement of the lip were noted. In our study, twenty-three patients were treated with CO/sub 2/ laser abrasions for cosmetic improvement of facial lines and actinic changes. Pre- and postoperative histopathologic examinations were made on two patients. Preoperative examination of specimens from actinically damaged skin showed atypical keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis, with overlying dense compact orthokeratosis and parakeratosis. Abundant solar elastosis was seen in the papillary dermis. Postoperative histologic specimens showed a normal-appearing epidermis with fibrosis in the papillary dermis and minimal solar elastosis (about four weeks after laser treatment). At present, various modalities are available for the regeneration of the aged skin, including chemical peels and dermabrasion. Significantly fewer complications were noted with CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion than with these methods. Thus, CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion can be useful in the cosmetic and medical treatment of the aged skin. Marked clinical and histologic improvement has been demonstrated.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hermosa Skin Medical Clinic, Hermosa Beach, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5695525
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5695525
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cutis (N.Y.); (United States); Journal Volume: 43:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; FACE; SENSITIVITY; LASER RADIATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOPSY; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; EPIDERMIS; MAN; PATIENTS; SURGERY; ANIMAL TISSUES; ANIMALS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EPITHELIUM; GAS LASERS; HEAD; LASERS; MAMMALS; MEDICINE; ORGANS; PRIMATES; RADIATIONS; SKIN; TISSUES; VERTEBRATES 560400* -- Other Environmental Pollutant Effects; 550600 -- Medicine

Citation Formats

David, L.M., Lask, G.P., Glassberg, E., Jacoby, R., and Abergel, R.P. Laser abrasion for cosmetic and medical treatment of facial actinic damage. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
David, L.M., Lask, G.P., Glassberg, E., Jacoby, R., & Abergel, R.P. Laser abrasion for cosmetic and medical treatment of facial actinic damage. United States.
David, L.M., Lask, G.P., Glassberg, E., Jacoby, R., and Abergel, R.P. Thu . "Laser abrasion for cosmetic and medical treatment of facial actinic damage". United States.
@article{osti_5695525,
title = {Laser abrasion for cosmetic and medical treatment of facial actinic damage},
author = {David, L.M. and Lask, G.P. and Glassberg, E. and Jacoby, R. and Abergel, R.P.},
abstractNote = {Previous studies have shown the carbon dioxide (CO/sub 2/) laser to be effective in the treatment of actinic cheilitis. After CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion, normal skin and marked cosmetic improvement of the lip were noted. In our study, twenty-three patients were treated with CO/sub 2/ laser abrasions for cosmetic improvement of facial lines and actinic changes. Pre- and postoperative histopathologic examinations were made on two patients. Preoperative examination of specimens from actinically damaged skin showed atypical keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis, with overlying dense compact orthokeratosis and parakeratosis. Abundant solar elastosis was seen in the papillary dermis. Postoperative histologic specimens showed a normal-appearing epidermis with fibrosis in the papillary dermis and minimal solar elastosis (about four weeks after laser treatment). At present, various modalities are available for the regeneration of the aged skin, including chemical peels and dermabrasion. Significantly fewer complications were noted with CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion than with these methods. Thus, CO/sub 2/ laser abrasion can be useful in the cosmetic and medical treatment of the aged skin. Marked clinical and histologic improvement has been demonstrated.},
doi = {},
journal = {Cutis (N.Y.); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 43:6,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1989},
month = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1989}
}