Fractional carbon dioxide laser for facial rejuvenation: A prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and the safety


Yalici-Armagan B. , Elcin G.

JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY, cilt.20, sa.1, ss.2-8, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1358453
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF COSMETIC AND LASER THERAPY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2-8

Özet

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser for facial rejuvenation. Materials and Methods: Twenty-nine female who have the complaint of facial aging were recruited for the study. Participants received a maximum of three laser treatment sessions with one-month intervals and were scored using a 5-point scale on seven categories for facial aging before and after the treatment by the physicians. Self-assessments by participants were done at the last month of follow-up period and 3years after the last session. Results: Mean facial aging score before the treatment was 11,24 +/- 4,30 and after the treatment was 10,51 +/- 3,86 (p=0.003). The decrease in the score was mild in 18 (62,1%) participants, whereas it was moderate in only 1 (3,4%) participant. None of the participants had significant or perfect improvement. When the seven categories were analyzed seperately, the only statistically significant alteration in the score was found in the skin tone category (p=0.0001). Conclusion: Results show that rejuvenation with the fractional ablative carbon dioxide laser decreases mildly the symptoms of facial aging in more than half of the patients.