Impact of intense pulse light on quality of life in patients with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea


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Iskandarli M., Ertam I. , Unal I.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.51, no.2, pp.46-51, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.69008
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-51

Abstract

Background and Design: It has been shown that acne rosacea (AR) seriously affects quality of life (QoL). Various options are available for the treatment of AR. There are many studies in the literature demonstrating that QoL of patients have improved after these treatments. Positive outcomes have been attained with intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of AR and erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) in particular. However, although there are studies in the literature showing the effectiveness of IPL in ETR, no studies have been conducted at either international or national level showing to what extent it has positive impact on QoL.