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TREATMENT GUIDE | Portrait NeoGen™ Energist


Description Portrait NeoGen is a unique device delivering controlled pulses of nitrogen plasma energy to skin. NeoGen is a non-ablative treatment supported by numerous clinical studies, which provides demonstrable improvement to skin texture, deep wrinkles and acne scarring. The treated layers of skin undergo controlled thermal modification, while remaining intact, with the epidermis shedding after the new epidermis has formed beneath. The result is deep tissue remodelling with continued neocollagenesis and elastosis reduction for a period of over 12 months.


Indications Improvement of superficial and deep wrinkles, acne scarring, skin texture and elasticity, removal of sun damage, actinic keratosis and seborrhoeic keratosis.


Availability Launching in most countries worldwide early 2013.


Contact www.energistgroup.com


Ellipse I2PL Ellipse


Description Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light systems have received EU regulatory approval as a dermatological light source for PDT treatment of inflammatory acne. The PR+ applicator both reduces the vascular supply to the pilosebaceous


remodelling effect, and which consistently result in an improvement to depressed acne scars with fewer side-effects. Among


the


unit and excites protoporphyrin IX to destroy the mitochondrial wall of the bacteria in Fitzpatrick Types I–III. For darker (Types I–IV) or more suntanned patients, the PL+ applicator offers a pure photodynamic pathway to achieve the same result.


laser, systems that have a tissue


Indications Infammatory acne.


Availability Worldwide (except South America and Central Africa).


Contact www.ellipse.org Pulsed-dye lasers (PDL) may also be


used to achieve some clinical and textural improvement


non-ablative lasers the most popular today are the 1320 nm neodymium- YAG and 1450 diode lasers. They deeply penetrate in the skin, targeting water- containing tissue and producing a thermal injury to the dermis without affecting the epidermis5


. Among fractional lasers, which exploit


selective photothermolysis, ablative lasers6


seem to be more effective than


non-ablative lasers, even if the procedure is more painful and some transient side-effects are possible7


. Clinical


improvement does not reach that of the traditional ablative lasers, however, and multiple treatment sessions are needed. Nevertheless, the security profile and faster recovery of fractional lasers make them a popular choice of treatment8


70 November/December 2012 | prime-journal.com ❚ . References


1. Jacob CI, Dover JS, Kaminer MS. Acne scarring: a classification system and review of treatment options. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001; 45(1): 109–17


2. Albert E, Rivera DO. Acne scarring: a review and current treatment modalities. J Am Acad Dermatol 2008; 59: 659–76


3. Thiboutot D, Gollnick H, Bettoli V et al. New insights into the management of acne: an update from the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne Group. J Am Acad Dermatol 2009; 60(5 Suppl): S1–50


4. Goodman GJ. Treatment of acne


scarring. Int J Dermatol 2011; 50(10): 1179–94


5. Carniol PJ, Meshkov L, Grunebaum LD. Laser treatment of facial scars. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011; 19(4): 283–8


6. Qian H, Lu Z, Ding H et al. Treatment of acne scaring with fractional CO2 lasers. J Cosmet Laser Ther 2012; 14(4): 162–5


7. Ong MW, Bashir SJ. Fractional laser resurfacing for acne scars: a review. Br J Dermatol 2012; 166(6): 1160–9


8. Alexiades-Armenakas MR, Dover JS, Arndt KA. The spectrum of laser skin resurfacing: nonablative, fractional, and ablative laser resurfacing. J Am Acad Dermatol 2008; 58(5): 719–37


9. Sadick NS. Combination radiofrequency and light energies: electro-optical synergy technology in esthetic medicine. Dermatol Surg 2005; 31: 1211–7


10. O’Daniel TG. Multimodal management of atrophic acne scarring in the aging face. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2011; 35(6): 1143–50


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erythematous


to established and


hypertrophic scars. Keloids may respond best to PDL plus


corticosteroid .


intralesional or


5-fluorouracil injections2 Furthermore, broadband near infrared light (800– 1800 nm wavelength) is a safe, effective and novel approach to non-invasive skin remodelling, which


consistently determines an improvement to scars by reducing skin depressions9


.


Conclusions There are many therapeutic strategies for acne and acne scarring, and treatments will often need to be used sequentially. Topical retinoids can also be used to enhance healing, maintain the result, and treat and/or prevent dyspigmentation10


.


 Ilaria Ghersetich and Lara Tripo are Dermatologists, Department of Dermatology, University of Florence


SP Dynamis Fotona


Description Fotona’s SP Dynamis multi-application laser provides an effective and comprehensive solution for acne treatments. Its precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates skin to target overactive sebaceous glands and reduce the problem of acne inflammation. SP Dynamis also excels at improving the appearance of acne scars through precise and gentle skin resurfacing. Its Er:YAG laser gently vaporises micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below, while simultaneously stimulating the production of new collagen in the dermis.


Indications Acute acne treatments, scar revision (hypertrophic & acne), laser peels, fractional treatments and many other aesthetic and minimally-invasive surgical treatments.


Availability Available in most countries worldwide.


Contact www.fotona.com


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