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Laser treatment of stretch marks: preliminary results
Author(s): Leonardo Longo; A. L. Piccinetti; G. Dalle Monache; G. Botta; S. Mancini
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Paper Abstract

The best treatment of these stretch mark is still unknown. Some authors proposed the treatment with flash-lamp-pumped dye laser 585 nm, with fluence over 8 J/cm2. Reviewing our experiences on no-surgical effects of lasers in the various phases of the wound healing, including the re- epithelization, we would like to apply the no-surgical laser therapy treating the stretch marks of breast, abdomen and lumbo-sacral region. The goal is to inhibit the fibrous tissue metabolism, encouraging the destruction of the collagen fibers with inflammatory mechanism, and increasing the reconstitution of the superficial dermis layers. We treated five cases of stretch marks in women 22-35 years old, since May 1999, with a cycle of applications of double lasers, 511 and 577 nm, with energy of 20 Joule for spot, respecting the maximum thermal relaxation times of the skin. We waited two weeks interval between the applications. Results obtained after five applications are very positive, and we are encouraged to continue this experimentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389477
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Leonardo Longo, Siena Univ. (Italy)
A. L. Piccinetti, Siena Univ. (Italy)
G. Dalle Monache, Siena Univ. (Italy)
G. Botta, Siena Univ. (Italy)
S. Mancini, Siena Univ. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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