rss Posted July 7, 2012 Report Share Posted July 7, 2012 Hair dryer use to optimize pulsed dye laser treatment in rosacea patients. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2012 Jun;5(6):41-4 Authors: Kashlan L, Graber EM, Arndt KA Abstract Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory condition characterized by erythema, telangiectasias, papules, and pustules. While there are many effective treatment options for the papulopustular type, laser therapy remains the most effective modality to treat erythematotelangiectatic rosacea. Erythema and flushing associated with rosacea remains an uncomfortable and socially embarrassing problem for patients. Unfortunately, patients often do not have significant erythema or flushing when they present for laser treatment. With this in mind, we propose a novel technique aimed at enhancing the response of rosacea patients being treated for erythema with pulsed dye laser. Specifically, we present a split-face example of our clinical observation that pre-treatment with forced heated air prior to pulsed-dye laser leads to a greater response in rosacea patients with erythema and flushing.PMID: 22768356 [PubMed - in process] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/22768356?dopt=Abstract = URL to article Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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