Treatment of periorbital wrinkles with 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass fractional photothermolysis lasers: A simultaneous split-face trial

J. Y. Jung, S. B. Cho, H. J. Chung, J. U. Shin, K. H. Lee, K. Y. Chung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacies of 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles and to evaluate histological changes after treatment. Methods: Twenty patients received five treatments each at 3-week intervals. The right periorbital area was exposed to the 1550-nm Er:glass laser and the left periorbital area was exposed to the 1565-nm Er:glass laser. Clinical improvement was evaluated by two blinded physicians who assessed comparative photographs using a four-point scale at baseline and 3 months after the final treatments. Skin biopsies were performed in five volunteers before treatment and at 3 months after the final treatment. Results: The mean improvement scores 3 months after treatment with the 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers were 2.25 ± 0.62 and 2.28 ± 0.59 respectively. Histological examination revealed increased epidermal thickening and decreased solar elastosis 3 months after the final laser treatments. Conclusions: Both 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers are safe and effective modalities in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles with no significant differences between the two lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-818
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

Fingerprint

Glass
Lasers
Therapeutics
Volunteers
Physicians
Biopsy
Skin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

@article{41f2dd57ee62445195348e6b57deb0b3,
title = "Treatment of periorbital wrinkles with 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass fractional photothermolysis lasers: A simultaneous split-face trial",
abstract = "Objective: This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacies of 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles and to evaluate histological changes after treatment. Methods: Twenty patients received five treatments each at 3-week intervals. The right periorbital area was exposed to the 1550-nm Er:glass laser and the left periorbital area was exposed to the 1565-nm Er:glass laser. Clinical improvement was evaluated by two blinded physicians who assessed comparative photographs using a four-point scale at baseline and 3 months after the final treatments. Skin biopsies were performed in five volunteers before treatment and at 3 months after the final treatment. Results: The mean improvement scores 3 months after treatment with the 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers were 2.25 ± 0.62 and 2.28 ± 0.59 respectively. Histological examination revealed increased epidermal thickening and decreased solar elastosis 3 months after the final laser treatments. Conclusions: Both 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers are safe and effective modalities in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles with no significant differences between the two lasers.",
author = "Jung, {J. Y.} and Cho, {S. B.} and Chung, {H. J.} and Shin, {J. U.} and Lee, {K. H.} and Chung, {K. Y.}",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03870.x",
language = "English",
volume = "25",
pages = "811--818",
journal = "Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology",
issn = "0926-9959",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "7",

}

Treatment of periorbital wrinkles with 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass fractional photothermolysis lasers : A simultaneous split-face trial. / Jung, J. Y.; Cho, S. B.; Chung, H. J.; Shin, J. U.; Lee, K. H.; Chung, K. Y.

In: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Vol. 25, No. 7, 01.07.2011, p. 811-818.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Treatment of periorbital wrinkles with 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass fractional photothermolysis lasers

T2 - A simultaneous split-face trial

AU - Jung, J. Y.

AU - Cho, S. B.

AU - Chung, H. J.

AU - Shin, J. U.

AU - Lee, K. H.

AU - Chung, K. Y.

PY - 2011/7/1

Y1 - 2011/7/1

N2 - Objective: This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacies of 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles and to evaluate histological changes after treatment. Methods: Twenty patients received five treatments each at 3-week intervals. The right periorbital area was exposed to the 1550-nm Er:glass laser and the left periorbital area was exposed to the 1565-nm Er:glass laser. Clinical improvement was evaluated by two blinded physicians who assessed comparative photographs using a four-point scale at baseline and 3 months after the final treatments. Skin biopsies were performed in five volunteers before treatment and at 3 months after the final treatment. Results: The mean improvement scores 3 months after treatment with the 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers were 2.25 ± 0.62 and 2.28 ± 0.59 respectively. Histological examination revealed increased epidermal thickening and decreased solar elastosis 3 months after the final laser treatments. Conclusions: Both 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers are safe and effective modalities in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles with no significant differences between the two lasers.

AB - Objective: This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacies of 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles and to evaluate histological changes after treatment. Methods: Twenty patients received five treatments each at 3-week intervals. The right periorbital area was exposed to the 1550-nm Er:glass laser and the left periorbital area was exposed to the 1565-nm Er:glass laser. Clinical improvement was evaluated by two blinded physicians who assessed comparative photographs using a four-point scale at baseline and 3 months after the final treatments. Skin biopsies were performed in five volunteers before treatment and at 3 months after the final treatment. Results: The mean improvement scores 3 months after treatment with the 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers were 2.25 ± 0.62 and 2.28 ± 0.59 respectively. Histological examination revealed increased epidermal thickening and decreased solar elastosis 3 months after the final laser treatments. Conclusions: Both 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass lasers are safe and effective modalities in the treatment of periorbital wrinkles with no significant differences between the two lasers.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79959852543&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79959852543&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03870.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03870.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 21054563

AN - SCOPUS:79959852543

VL - 25

SP - 811

EP - 818

JO - Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

JF - Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

SN - 0926-9959

IS - 7

ER -