Facial rejuvenation and light: our personal experience

Lasers Med Sci. 2007 Jun;22(2):93-9. doi: 10.1007/s10103-006-0418-6. Epub 2006 Nov 23.


The treatment of ageing skin remains a very hot topic, and many systems have been reported as having varying degrees of success. Nonablative lasers were developed to avoid the problematic and uncomfortable sequelae following laser ablative resurfacing, and while there was no downtime, there was also poor patient satisfaction. The same was true of the intense pulsed light systems. The use of different modalities in various combinations was found to offer much better results, however, such as a 595-nm pulsed dye laser followed by a 1,450-nm diode laser, and so on, all used at subablative thresholds. The recent entry of blue and infrared tunable plasma light and light-emitting diodes into the skin rejuvenation arena has attracted a great deal of attention. The authors suggest that no single modality can accomplish all the complex events required for effective skin rejuvenation, suggest that combination phototherapy is the best approach combined with an adjunctive epidermal care regimen, and demonstrate their development of this methodology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Face*
  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / instrumentation
  • Phototherapy*
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging*
  • Wound Healing*