A comparative study of intense pulsed light alone and its combination with photodynamic therapy for the treatment of facial acne in Asian skin.

@article{Yeung2007ACS,
  title={A comparative study of intense pulsed light alone and its combination with photodynamic therapy for the treatment of facial acne in Asian skin.},
  author={Chi Keung Yeung and Samantha Yee-nam Shek and Peter J Bjerring and Carol Shan Yu and Taro Kono and Henry Hin-lee Chan},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The reaction to intense pulsed light (IPL) on Asian skin often differs from that on Caucasian skin. The study reported herein evaluated the effect on acne vulgaris of IPL alone and when IPL was combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) in Asians. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty Chinese subjects with phototypes IV or V and moderate acne were enrolled for a randomized, half-facial treatment study with IPL alone, IPL… CONTINUE READING
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