Facial Rejuvenation in Indonesian Skin With a Picosecond 755-nm Laser

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Abstract

Introduction: The aging process in the skin naturally happens over time, affected by several factors, of which ultraviolet irradiation is a major factor, and this leads to the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentations, and textural irregularities. Lasers for facial rejuvenation are very popular in Asian patients, but melanin rick skin types like Asians are more susceptible to pigmentary alterations. Most Indonesians have brown skin, and just a few have light skin. The purpose of this study was to know the efficacy and safety of the picosecond 755 nm laser in facial rejuvenation in Indonesian skin. Methods: This is an analysis of 20 healthy patients with Fitzpatrick skin type III-V with facial photoaging from 36 to 55 years. Examinations were evaluated before therapy and 4 weeks after the second therapy. The front and side of both cheeks were photographed and analyzed by using VISIA. Clinical improvement was categorized as excellent-mild. The patients were also asked and examined about the presence of adverse events. Results: The patients were predominantly female with an average age of 44 years. Sixty percent of the patients had a good improvement and 40% of the patients had a moderate improvement. The VISIA analysis showed a significant improvement in wrinkles, pigments, and textures (P < 0.001). Only mild anticipated adverse events were observed, and there was no post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere45
JournalJournal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Laser
  • Picosecond
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin

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