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A split-face comparison of a fractional microneedle radiofrequency device and fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy in acne patients

Authors
 Jung U. Shin  ;  Soo Hyun Lee  ;  Jin Young Jung  ;  Ju Hee Lee 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY, Vol.14(5) : 212-217, 2012 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY
ISSN
 1476-4172 
Issue Date
2012
MeSH
Acne Vulgaris/radiotherapy* ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Face/radiation effects* ; Far East ; Female ; Humans ; Lasers, Gas/adverse effects ; Lasers, Gas/therapeutic use* ; Low-Level Light Therapy/adverse effects ; Low-Level Light Therapy/instrumentation* ; Male ; Patient Satisfaction ; Radio Waves/adverse effects ; Radio Waves/therapeutic use* ; Young Adult
Keywords
acne vulgaris ; fractional microneedle radiofrequency ; fractional carbon dioxide laser
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A number of lasers and light-based devices have been reported as promising treatment options for acne vulgaris. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional microneedle radiofrequency (MRF) device treatment compared to CO(2) fractional laser system (FS) for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

METHODS: Twenty healthy subjects underwent full-face treatment for acne vulgaris with CO(2) FS and MRF device. For each subject, two passes of CO(2) FS with a pulse energy setting of 80 mJ and a density of 100 spots/cm(2) were used on one side, and two passes of MRF device with a intensity of 8, density of 25 MTZ/cm(2), and a depth of 1.5-2.5 mm were used on the other. Patients were evaluated 3 months postoperatively and were also photographed.

RESULTS: Most of the patients improved based on clinical and photographic assessments 3 months after the treatment. No significant differences in physician-measured parameters, patient ratings, or intraoperative pain ratings were found, although downtime was significantly longer for the CO(2) FS treated side.

CONCLUSIONS: MRF device and CO(2) FS can be used for acne vulgaris patients and MRF device is more convenient than CO(2) FS because of its short downtime.
Full Text
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/14764172.2012.720023
DOI
23016530
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Shin, Jung U(신정우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5259-6879
Lee, Ju Hee(이주희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1739-5956
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90721
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