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Lasers Surg Med. 2023 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23700. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: A new dual-wavelength, high-energy, solid-state laser incorporating both 532 and 1064 nm wavelengths was developed with cryogen spray cooling and the unique ability to deliver three types of pulse structures including single pulses of a specific pulse-duration or pulses composed of a train of subpulses in the millisecond or microsecond domain with an intervening delay over the selected pulse-duration. We investigate the efficacy of this laser using all three pulse structures and the 532 nm wavelength for treating rosacea.

METHODS: Twenty-one subjects were enrolled in this IRB-approved study. A total of up to three treatments were administered at monthly intervals. Each treatment consisted of a first pass tracing linear vessels with a 40 ms pulse-duration immediately followed by a second pass using a 5 ms pulse, using all three available pulse structures. Assessment of cross-polarized digital images by blinded physician observers compared baseline and 3-month follow-up images.

RESULTS: Blinded observers correctly identified the posttreatment images 89% of the time, in 17 of 19 subjects completing the study, with an average overall improvement rating of 39% after only three treatments. Side effects were limited to short-term erythema and edema.

CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that this new, variable-pulse-structure, dual wavelength, solid state, KTP laser with dynamic cooling is a safe and effective for treating rosacea.

PMID:37418140 | DOI:10.1002/lsm.23700

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