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Successful treatment of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea with intense pulsed light: Report of 13 cases.

J Dermatol. 2018 Jun 28;:

Authors: Tsunoda K, Akasaka K, Akasaka T, Amano H

Abstract
Here, we describe the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for 13 cases of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea delivered in three sessions. For two-step irradiation, after the whole face had been irradiated using conventional IPL equipment covering a wide area, localized IPL spot irradiation was performed for visibly dilated capillaries. The therapeutic effect was evaluated by image analysis using Image J and scored by 10 dermatologists using two IPL instruments in combination. This therapeutic approach was found to be much more effective than irradiation using a single instrument. Our findings demonstrate that IPL irradiation using the present method can deliver a sufficient therapeutic effect even with a small number of treatment sessions. Although rosacea is difficult to treat, we believe that IPL can be therapeutically useful in such cases.

PMID: 29952023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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