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"VISIA Skin Analysis System as a Tool to Evaluate the Reduction of Pigmented Skin and Vascular Lesions Using the 532 Nm Laser" Featured in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Purpose: Esthetic medicine is a rapidly developing field of medicine that is not only beneficial in terms of external appearance, but also significantly improves overall quality of life. Currently, pigmented and vascular skin lesions are more prevalent due to multiple environmental factors and are a characteristic manifestation of skin aging. The development of modern laser therapy has contributed to the successful management of multiple skin conditions. The aim of our study was to show the effect of concomitant reduction of both vascular and hyperpigmented skin lesions located on the facial area after repetitive 532 nm laser therapy and to emphasize that the detection of such observation was possible due to the implementation of System of Skin Analysis and Assessment.

Patients and methods: We retrospectively analyzed 100 patients' records with "VISIA" Skin Analysis System after 532nm laser therapy.

Results: Laser therapy significantly decreased VISIA scores for all tested lesions, ie, macules, pigmented and vascular lesions (p<0.0001 for all). The efficacy of laser treatment was not significantly different regarding skin phototype (p>0.05) and did not correlate with age of participants (p>0.05). The more laser sessions were performed, the higher improvement in vascular lesion VISIA scores was observed (r=0.26, p=0.0097).

Conclusion: 532 nm laser therapy is effective regarding vascular and hyperpigmented skin lesions located on the facial area. The System of Skin Analysis and Assessment is a good tool to test the treatment efficacy during regular follow-up procedure.

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