March 18, 2023
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Ntiri M, et al. 650 microsecond pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in sufferers with pores and skin of coloration: A single heart retrospective evaluation of security and remedy parameters. Offered at: Pores and skin of Shade Society Scientific Symposium; March 16, 2023; New Orleans.
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- Lasers are sometimes underutilized in sufferers with pores and skin of coloration because of pigmentary issues.
- Sufferers with pores and skin of coloration handled with a 650 second pulsed nm Nd:YAG laser had no issues.
NEW ORLEANS — The 650 second pulsed 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser confirmed no indicators of issues, together with pigmentary points, in people with pores and skin of coloration, based on a poster offered on the Pores and skin of Shade Society Scientific Symposium.
“As a result of larger threat of pigmentary issues, in addition to the shortage of information in greater pores and skin phototypes, lasers have typically been underutilized in sufferers with pores and skin of coloration,” Michel Ntiri, BSc, a medical pupil at SUNY Downstate Well being Sciences and analysis fellow at Weill Cornell Drugs, instructed Healio. “Conventional approaches to laser remedy have included the 1,064 Nd:YAG laser with an extended pulse period within the millisecond vary and epidermal cooling; nonetheless, a extra novel method to using laser in pores and skin of coloration consists of the identical 1,064 wavelength with a shorter pulse period within the second vary.”
Ntiri and colleagues performed a retrospective chart evaluate of 39 sufferers (age vary, 27-75 years; 35 girls) with pores and skin of coloration who had been handled with the 650 second pulsed Nd:YAG laser for hirsutism, rosacea and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Complication charges, tolerability and fluence had been reviewed. All sufferers had Fitzpatrick pores and skin sorts IV to VI.
The full variety of facial remedy classes was 205, whereas a complete of 25 physique classes occurred in 4 sufferers.
4 sufferers reported ache in the course of the remedy which resulted in a discount of fluence; nonetheless, no sufferers discontinued remedy.
No burning, crusting, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation issues had been noticed in any of the 39 sufferers. Three sufferers skilled erythema and follicular edema after remedy, however this didn’t lead to discontinuation.
“Our conclusion means that the 650 second pulse 1064 Nd:YAG laser is certainly protected and properly tolerated in sufferers with pores and skin of coloration over a spread of various indications with a 0% complication charge,” Ntiri instructed Healio.