Efficacy of Lasers on Pigmentary LesionsMaria Voyatzi*
Dermatologist and Venereologist, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maria Voyatzi
Vaselonos street 32, Kalamaria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 16, 2016; Accepted date: January 10, 2017; Published date: January 17, 2017
Citation: Voyatzi M (2017) Efficacy of Lasers on Pigmentary Lesions. Pigmentary Disorders 4:251. doi:10.4172/2376-0427.1000251
Copyright: © 2017 Voyatzi M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Our purpose is to study the efficacy of the alexandrite laser (755 nm) and the fractional laser when treating pigmentary lesions .We use the data of our private office of the last five years (2011-2015) We treated 1000 patients with freckles with alexandrite laser, 200 patients with melasma with fractional laser, 100 patients with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with alexandrite laser and 60 patients with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with fractional laser. We also studied the side effects of the therapies. Alexandrite laser has excellent results for freckles, while the combination of chemical peelings and fractional laser is good for the treatment of melasma. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation has an intermediate response. The recurrence rates are higher in melasma and the side effects are generally minimal.