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Visually augmented targeted combination light therapy for acne vulgaris: a case report

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Title
Visually augmented targeted combination light therapy for acne vulgaris: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1469-y
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Authors

Alireza Yazdi, Colin-William Lyons, Niamh Roberts

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease. Pharmacological modalities for treatment are proven to be efficacious but have limitations. Light therapy for acne vulgaris has shown promise in previous studies. This case report and its accompanying images show how a novel approach of visually augmented high fluence light therapy has been used to good effect. A 26-year-old Caucasian woman with acne vulgaris resistant to treatment with topical therapy underwent three sessions of combination potassium titanyl phosphate laser (532 nm)/neodymium-doped: yttrium aluminum garnet laser (1064 nm) light therapy with visually augmented narrow spot size and high fluence. A 73% reduction in total inflammatory lesions was evident 6 months after the initial treatment. This case report illustrates that there may be utility in this novel approach of narrow spot size, magnification-assisted, high fluence targeted combination laser therapy for inflammatory acne.

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Unknown 3 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Unspecified 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 1 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 33%

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