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Treatment of striae distensae using an ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser: a retrospective review of 27 participants.

Authors
 SANG EUN LEE  ;  JONG HOON KIM  ;  SANG JU LEE  ;  JUNG EUN LEE  ;  JIN MOON KANG  ;  YOUNG KOO KIM  ;  DONGSIK BANG  ;  SUNG BIN CHO 
Citation
 Dermatologic Surgery, Vol.36(11) : 1683-1690, 2010 
Journal Title
 Dermatologic Surgery 
ISSN
 1076-0512 
Issue Date
2010
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Late-stage striae distensae is a type of scar characterized by a loss of collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis. Ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser systems (CO₂ FS) have been used successfully for the treatment of various types of scars. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of using CO₂ FS for the treatment of striae distensae. METHODS: Twenty-seven women with striae distensae were treated in a single session with a CO₂ FS. Deep FX mode with a pulse energy of 10 mJ and a density of 2 (percent coverage of 10%) was used. Clinical improvement was assessed by comparing pre- and post-treatment clinical photographs and participant satisfaction rates. RESULTS: The evaluation of clinical results 3 months after treatment showed that two of the 27 participants (7.4%) had grade clinical 4 improvement, 14 (51.9%) had grade 3 improvement, nine (33.3%) had grade 2 improvement, and two (7.4%) had grade 1 improvement. None of the participants showed worsening of their striae distensae. Mean clinical improvement score was 2.6. Surveys evaluating overall participant satisfaction administered after the treatment was completed showed that six of the 27 participants (22.2%) were very satisfied, 14 (51.9%) were satisfied, five (18.1%) were slightly satisfied, and two (7.4%) were unsatisfied. CONCLUSION: Our observations demonstrated that the use of CO₂ FS can have a positive therapeutic effect on late-stage striae distensae
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/102272
DOI
10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01719.x
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김종훈(Kim, Jong Hoon) ; 방동식(Bang, Dong Sik) ; 이상은(Lee, Sang Eun) ; 조성빈(Cho, Sung Bin)
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