Safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm laser resurfacing for chest photoaging

Lisa Grunebaum, Jennifer Murdock, Paul Cofnas, Joely Kaufman

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Abstract

Chest photodamage is a common cosmetic complaint. Laser treatment of the chest may be higher risk than other areas. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm chest resurfacing for photodamage. Twelve patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I–III were enrolled in this university IRB-approved study. Photo documentation was obtained at baseline and each visit. A test spot with the 2,790-nm resurfacing laser was performed on the chest. Patients who did not have adverse effects from the test spot went on to have a full chest resurfacing procedure. Patients were instructed on standardized aftercare, including sunscreen. A 5-point healing and photodamage improvement scale was used to rate improvement by both investigators and the patients and was obtained at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, and 3 months. One pass chest treatment with the 2,790-nm resurfacing laser at fluences greater than or equal to 3.0 mJ with 10 % overlap leads to unacceptable rates of hyperpigmentation. Double pass chest treatment at fluences less than or equal to 2.5 mJ with 10 % overlap leads to mild improvement in chest photodamage parameters without significant or persistent adverse effects. Laser treatment of aging/photodamaged chest skin remains a challenge due to the delicacy of chest skin. Mild improvement may be obtained with double pass resurfacing with the 2,790-nm wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalLasers in Medical Science
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Chest skin
  • Pearl
  • Photoaging
  • Photodamage
  • Skin resurfacing

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  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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Safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm laser resurfacing for chest photoaging. / Grunebaum, Lisa; Murdock, Jennifer; Cofnas, Paul; Kaufman, Joely.

In: Lasers in Medical Science, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 355-361.

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Grunebaum, Lisa ; Murdock, Jennifer ; Cofnas, Paul ; Kaufman, Joely. / Safety and efficacy of 2,790-nm laser resurfacing for chest photoaging. In: Lasers in Medical Science. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 355-361.
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