Advertisement

Lights and Lasers for Acne

  • Katlein FrançaEmail author
  • Jennifer A. Ledon
  • Jessica A. Savas
  • Keyvan Nouri
Chapter

Abstract

Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions. It can be psychologically devastating and impact quality of life. The use of lasers and lights to treat acne has increased dramatically in the past decade due to its efficacy and minimal side effects. This chapter presents an overview of the use of lights and lasers to treat acne.

Keywords

Acne Lasers Lights Intense Pulse light Photopneumatic devices Photodynamic Therapy 

References

  1. 1.
    Nouri K, Ballard CJ. Laser therapy for acne. Clin Dermatol. 2006;24(1):26–32.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kimball AB. Advances in the treatment of acne. J Reprod Med. 2008;53(9 Suppl):742–52.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Nouri K, Villafradez-Diaz LM. Light/laser therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2005;4(4):318–20.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Olutunmbi Y, Paley K, English 3rd JC. Adolescent female acne: etiology and management. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008;21(4):171–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Jih M, Kimvai- Asadi A. Laser treatment of acne vulgaris. Semin Plast Surg. 2007;21(3):167–74. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-991185.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Tzung TY, Wu KH, Huang ML. Blue light phototherapy in the treatment of acne. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2004;20(5):266–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Akaraphanth R, Kanjanawanitchkul W, Gritiyarangsan P. Efficacy of ALA-PDT vs blue light in the treatment of acne. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2007;23(5):186–90.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Lee SY, You CE, Park MY. Blue and red light combination LED phototherapy for acne vulgaris in patients with skin phototype IV. Lasers Surg Med. 2007;39(2):180–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Elsaie M, et al. Laser and light therapy for acne. In: Nouri K, editor. Lasers in dermatology and medicine. London: Springer; 2011. p. 185–90.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Na JI, Suh DH. Red light phototherapy alone is effective for acne vulgaris: randomized, single-blinded clinical trial. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33(10):1228–33; discussion 1233.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kumaresan M, Srinivas CR. Efficacy of ipl in treatment of acne vulgaris: comparison of single- and burst-pulse mode in ipl. Indian J Dermatol. 2010;55(4):370–2. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.74550.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Rojanamatin J, Choawawanich P. Treatment of inflammatory facial acne vulgaris with intense pulsed light and short contact of topical 5-aminolevulinic acid: a pilot study. Dermatol Surg. 2006;32(8):991–6; discussion 996–7.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Gold MH. Therapeutic and aesthetic uses of photodynamic therapy part two of a five-part series. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2008;1(3):28–34.PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Gold MH, Biron J. Efficacy of a novel combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light for the treatment of acne. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(7):639–42.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Sakamoto FH, Lopes JD, Anderson RR. Photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris: a critical review from basics to clinical practice: part I. Acne vulgaris: when and why consider photodynamic therapy? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;63(2):183–93.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Bissonnette R. Treatment of acne with photodynamic therapy. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2011;146(6):445–56.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Leheta TM. Role of the 585-nm pulsed dye laser in the treatment of acne in comparison with other topical therapeutic modalities. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2009;11(2):118–24. doi: 10.1080/14764170902741329.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Haedersdal M, Togsverd-Bo K, Wiegell SR, Wulf HC. Long-pulsed dye laser versus long-pulsed dye laser-assisted photodynamic therapy for acne vulgaris: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;58(3):387–94. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.11.027.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Yilmaz O, Senturk N, Yuksel EP, Aydin F, Ozden MG, Canturk T, Turanli A. Evaluation of 532-nm KTP laser treatment efficacy on acne vulgaris with once and twice weekly applications. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011;13(6):303–7. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.630087.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Lee MC. Aura 532 nm laser for acne vulgaris—3-year experience. Presented at: 2003 ASDS-ACMMSCO combined annual meeting, New Orleans, 9–12 Oct 2003.Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Jih MH, Friedman PM, Goldberg LH, Robles M, Glaich AS, Kimyai-Asadi A. The 1450-nm diode laser for facial inflammatory acne vulgaris: dose-response and 12-month follow-up study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006;55(1):80–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Bogle MA, Dover JS, Arndt KA, Mordon S. Evaluation of the 1,540-nm erbium:glass laser in the treatment of inflammatory facial acne. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33(7):810–7.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Angel S, Boineau D, Dahan S, Mordon S. Treatment of active acne with an Er:Glass (1.54 microm) laser: a 2-year follow-up study. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006;8(4):171–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Deng H, Yuan DF, Yan CL, Ding XA. Fractional 1320 nm Nd: YAG laser in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a pilot study. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2009;25(5):278–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2009.00451.x.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Ballin JS, Uebelhoer NS. The use of the low-fluence 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in a female with contraindications to systemic anti-acne therapy. J Drugs Dermatol. 2009;8(11):1025–6.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Konishi N, Endo H, Oiso N, Kawara S, Kawada A. Acne phototherapy with a 1450-nm diode laser: an open study. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007;3(1):205–9.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Seaton ED, Charakida A, Mouser PE, Grace I, Clement RM, Chu AC. Pulsed-dye laser treatment for inflammatory acne vulgaris: randomized controlled trial. Lancet. 2003;362(9393):1347–52.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Navratil L, Kymplova J. Contraindications in noninvasive laser therapy: truth and fiction. J Clin Laser Med Surg. 2002;20(6):341–3.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Pukach LP. The indications and contraindications for laser therapy. Voen Med Zh. 1993;(2):23, 25–6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8498019.
  30. 30.
    Levy LL, Zeichner JA. Management of acne scarring, part II: a comparative review of non-laser-based, minimally invasive approaches. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2012;13(5):331–40. doi: 10.2165/11631410-000000000-00000.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Sakamoto FH, Doukas AG, Farinelli WA, Tannous Z, Shinn M, Benson S, Williams GP, Gubeli 3rd JF, Dylla HF, Anderson RR. Selective photothermolysis to target sebaceous glands: theoretical estimation of parameters and preliminary results using a free electron laser. Lasers Surg Med. 2012;44(2):175–83. doi: 10.1002/lsm.21132. Epub 2011 Dec 13.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katlein França
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jennifer A. Ledon
    • 1
  • Jessica A. Savas
    • 1
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami—Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

Personalised recommendations