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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Aug;13(4):162-5. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.594063. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

The effects of a high glycerin content hydrogel premolded mask dressing on post-laser resurfacing wounds.

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Dermatology, Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital, Medical Park Bahçelievler Kültür Sokak, Bahçelievler, Istanbul, Turkey. gokhanokan8@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Laser resurfacing for the rejuvenation of facial skin remains a popular cosmetic procedure. Postoperative care for laser resurfacing is important to optimize healing, reduce pain and minimize complications.

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the efficacy of the new dressing against placebo (Vaseline® cream) after Er:YAG laser resurfacing.

METHODS:

Fifteen patients between 45 and 72 years of age with facial wrinkles were enrolled in the study. Patients underwent full-face Er:YAG procedures. The wounds were then dressed: one side of the face was treated with Vaseline and the other with a hydrogel dressing. Erythema, edema, pigmentation, average time of re-epithelization, pain score, itching, clinical evaluation of infection, crust formation and acidity were documented.

RESULTS:

The hydrogel dressing decreased postoperative morbidity. The site treated by hydrogel showed a shorter epithelial healing time than the Vaseline site. The dressing relieved the immediate pain of facial resurfacing as well as preventing crust formation and itching.

CONCLUSION:

A hydrogel dressing is a better and suitable alternative to the open technique to manage post-laser wound healing.

PMID:
21699364
DOI:
10.3109/14764172.2011.594063
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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