Improvement of microstomia in scleroderma after intense pulsed light: A case series of four patients.

@article{Comstedt2012ImprovementOM,
  title={Improvement of microstomia in scleroderma after intense pulsed light: A case series of four patients.},
  author={Lisbeth Rosholm Comstedt and {\AA}ke Svensson and Agneta Troilius},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={102-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is well known for, for example, photo rejuvenation, where higher cut-off filters are used. The longer wavelengths penetrate deeper in the dermis leading to damage of the collagen and stimulation of new collagen formation, which lead to more soft and elastic skin. Microstomia in systemic sclerosis is the end result of excessive collagen deposition, which makes the perioral skin firm and tight. The patients have difficulties performing oral self… CONTINUE READING

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