Methyl Aminolevulinate: Photorejuvenation
There are currently myriad methods that can be used to treat photodamaged skin. For more severe sun damage, chemical peels [Am J Clin Dermatol. 2004;5(3):179–87], dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing [Semin Cutan Med Surg. 1996;15(3):177–88] are found to be very successful.These treatments act by removing or destroying the top layers of skin and allowing new skin to grow and recover the treated areas, but recovery times can be long and scarring can occur. Today, the use of nonablative and fractionated ablative lasers has helped many patients to obtain good cosmetic results with little downtime. Among the novel methods for maximizing the efficacy of nonablative treatment is the concurrent use of a photosensitizing agent. On the other hand, many lasers at different wavelengths and light devices are currently being promoted for photodynamic therapy in rejuvenation.
KeywordsActinic Keratosis Intense Pulse Light Light Device Skin Tightness Photodamaged Skin
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