Intense Pulsed Light Treatment of Photoaged Facial Skin

  title={Intense Pulsed Light Treatment of Photoaged Facial Skin},
  author={D. Kligman and Y. Zhen},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
BACKGROUND It has been reported that intense pulsed light is efficacious for rejuvenation of photoaged skin, specifically the improvement of appearance of telangiectases and solar lentigines. OBJECTIVE The objective was to define the treatment variables for photodamaged facial skin using a newer intense pulsed light system. METHODS Twenty-three female subjects received three treatments using double-stacked pulses with fluences of 24 and 30 J/cm2. Response to treatment was evaluated using… Expand
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  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
  • 2002
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Noninvasive Rejuvenation of Photodamaged Skin Using Serial, Full‐Face Intense Pulsed Light Treatments
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  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
  • 2000
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