Lasers and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne

K. M. Ferris, M. P. Mcleod, A. Ahmed, Keyvan Nouri

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Abstract

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting 40 to 50 million individuals. The condition is both a dermatologic and psychosocial challenge for many patients, and while topical therapy and cleansers continue to be the gold standard of treatment, the use of lasers and light will continue to play a role that will likely expand in management of acne. Modalities that have been explored include PDT with and without photosensitizers, KTP, PDL, infrared and fractional lasers. Current data evaluating these methods will be herewith discussed. The future application of these devices in acne therapy will likely include combination therapy and exploration of more precisely targeted chromophores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-284
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume147
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Acne Vulgaris
Photochemotherapy
Laser Therapy
Lasers
Photosensitizing Agents
Therapeutics
Light
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Acneiform eruption
  • Lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Lasers and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne. / Ferris, K. M.; Mcleod, M. P.; Ahmed, A.; Nouri, Keyvan.

In: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia, Vol. 147, No. 3, 01.01.2012, p. 277-284.

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Ferris, K. M. ; Mcleod, M. P. ; Ahmed, A. ; Nouri, Keyvan. / Lasers and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne. In: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia. 2012 ; Vol. 147, No. 3. pp. 277-284.
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