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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Oct;18(5):275-9. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2016.1157370. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

Fractional non-ablative laser treatment at 1410 nm wavelength for periorbital wrinkles - reviscometrical and clinical evaluation.

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a Department of Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology , Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Lodz , Lódź , Poland.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the research was to establish the influence of 1410-nm fractional non-ablative laser treatment on skin aging in the eye area. The reviscometer reference test is an objective method of estimating the flexibility of the skin. The photographic records were used as the auxiliary method of the therapy quality effectiveness.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The study involved the group of 13 people (12 females and 1 male, aged 33-47 with prototype II and III according to the Fitzpatrick scale), who underwent two sessions of fractional non-ablative laser therapy (wavelength of 1410 nm) with a 2-week interval. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the quality of the treatment a reviscometer probe was used to measure the skin elasticity (Reviscometer RVM 600). The measurements were taken twice: directly before and two weeks after the treatment. Furthermore, to facilitate the clinical evaluation an anonymous photographical documentation was prepared.

RESULTS:

An improvement of the skin flexibility in the eye area was observed and the fact was confirmed by values obtained using the reviscometer probe (significant statistic differences: P < 0.0001) as well as clinical assessment based on photographical records.

CONCLUSION:

On the basis of the reviscometer measurements analysis and photographical records, 1410-nm fractional non-ablative laser treatment appears to be an efficient method contributing to the improvement of the skin flexibility of the eyes area as well as to the reduction of the number of wrinkles. The post-treatment observation proves that the method is well-tolerated in the sensitive eyes area and does not cause any significant side effects.

KEYWORDS:

Eye area; fractional non-ablative laser; reviscometer; skin aging; skin rejuvenation

PMID:
26963078
DOI:
10.3109/14764172.2016.1157370
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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