Influence of low-level laser on pain and inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic dermopathy - A case report

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Oct;19(6):360-363. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1326611. Epub 2017 May 11.


Numerous skin lesions have been commonly observed in individuals with diabetes mellitus. The common skin manifestations of diabetes mellitus are erythrasma, xanthomatosis, xanthelasma, phycomycetes and cutaneous infections like furuncolosis, candidiasis, carbuncle, dermatophytosis, etc. Diabetic dermopathy is the most common skin lesion found in patients with diabetes. It is typically seen in men aged above 50 years. In low-level laser therapy (LLLT), the entire lower limb was illuminated with the frequency of 20 Hz and wavelength of 830 nm for 9 min, and the treatment was divided into four parts. With the continued sessions of LLLT, the skin manifestations and neuropathy conditions improved drastically. On the 21st day, the skin colour was found to be normal. Also, there were significant changes in clinical findings for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. LLLT with specific exercises can promote healing of skin manifestations in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It can be used as an effective treatment modality for treating diabetic dermopathy.

Keywords: Cosmeceuticals; diabetes dermopathy; diabetes peripheral neuropathy; lasers and light sources; mesotherapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / radiotherapy*
  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / adverse effects
  • Low-Level Light Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Diseases / radiotherapy*