Effectiveness of Intense Pulsed Light treatment in solar lentigo: a retrospective study


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Ertam I. , Turk B. G. , Karaarslan I. K. , Unal I. , Alper S.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.1, pp.39-42, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.65148
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42

Abstract

Background and Design: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a light system of 500-1200 nm wavelength which is used for hair removal and non-ablative skin resurfacing as well as for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and superficial vascular lesions. The mechanism of action is thought to be the focal epidermal coagulation due to selective photothermolysis in the epidermal keratinocytes and melanocytes. A variety of laser systems can be used in the treatment of solar lentigo. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of IPL in solar lentigo.