Home optical devices are becoming an increasingly popular treatment modality sought out by patients for dermatologic pathologies such as acne, hair removal and anti-aging, as these devices are a low-cost and convenient therapy choice.
Fractional lasers were introduced to provide increased safety, while maintaining high efficacy and patient satisfaction. Patients with virtually all Fitzpatrick skin types could be safely treated using a wide spectrum of wavelengths and a broad array of skin conditions, and aging could be addressed. Although safety studies have been reported for ablative CO2 and erbium lasers, surprisingly few data are available on adverse events and complications associated with fractional lasers.
Treatment of Acne Scars on Darker Skin Types Using a Noninsulated Smooth Motion, Electronically Controlled Radiofrequency Microneedles Treatment System
Noninvasive technologies for treating acne scars use radiofrequency (RF)-emitting microneedles for both mechanical disruption of fibrotic strands and heat-mediated collagen remodeling.
A multicenter, randomized, split-face clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of chromophore gel-assisted blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne
Although a variety of laser/light-based devices have been reported to be effective for the treatment of acne, long-term data on efficacy and safety in the management of moderate and severe inflammatory acne is lacking. The objective of this 12-week clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the KLOX BioPhotonic System, a LED blue light device using specific photo-converter chromophores, in the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
Utilizing non-ablative fractional photothermolysis prior to ALA-photodynamic therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a case series
Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging modality in the treatment of acne. While ablative fractional lasers have been used to enhance drug delivery into the epidermis, recent evidence suggests that non-ablative fractional photothermolysis may also improve uptake of ALA.
Clinical comparison of salicylic acid peel and LED-Laser phototherapy to the treatment of acne vulgaris in teenagers
Acne vulgaris treatments usually cause sensitivity, teratogenicity and bacterial resistance. Investigations of others therapeutic techniques, such as phototherapy, is highly relevant. Thus, we compared the effectiveness of two Acne vulgaris treatments in adolescents: peeling with salicylic acid and phototherapy.
Targeting of sebaceous glands to treat acne by micro-insulated needles with radio frequency in a rabbit ear model
Many studies have investigated the application of micro-insulated needles with radio frequency (RF) to treat acne in humans; however, the use of a micro-insulated needle RF applicator has not yet been studied in an animal model. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a micro-insulated needle RF applicator in a rabbit ear acne (REA) model.
The treatment of acne scars and wrinkles with a picosecond Alexandrite laser was recently FDA cleared. In 2014 we presented our initial histologic findings with this device on in vivo and ex vivo skin. This current study expands on the 2014 pilot study with an investigation of different energy settings using histology and the confocal microscope to describe the changes observed in the skin.
Fractional Radiofrequency is renowned for its use in cosmetic dermatology, with regards to the treatment of rhytides, striae, scarring and cellulite. We have systemically analysed the evidence for the use of Fractional radiofrequency in Acne scars.
Efficacy and Tolerability of a Combined 445nm and 630nm Over-the-counter Light Therapy Mask with and without Topical Salicylic Acid versus Topical Benzoyl Peroxide for the Treatment of Mild-to-moderate Acne Vulgaris
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of a combined 445nm/630nm light therapy mask for the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris with and without topical 1% salicylic acid with retinol versus 2.5% benzoyl peroxide.