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Dermatol Surg. 2003 Jun;29(6):596-8; discussion 598-9.

308-nm Excimer laser treatment of mature hypopigmented striae.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The 308-nm excimer laser has been shown to be effective in the treatment of disorders of hypopigmentation.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effectiveness of the 308-nm excimer laser in the treatment of mature hypopigmented striae.

RESULTS:

Seventy-five subjects were treated for a total of 615 treatments. All patients achieved a substantial increase in the darkening of their striae after an average of 8.4 treatments. Clinically evident improvement in cosmetic appearance of striae was noted by 80% of subjects.

CONCLUSION:

The 308-nm excimer laser is effective for increasing pigmentation in mature hypopigmented striae. This pigmentation is cosmetically significant. Future studies are required to determine the duration of clinical improvement.

PMID:
12786701
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