Studies find actinic keratosis responds to laser treatment

11/30/2011 | Modern Medicine

All 25 patients in study responded to treatment of facial actinic keratosis with a 1,927 nm thulium laser pulsed at 5 mJ to 20 mJ with a coverage density of 30% to 70%, researchers report in Lasers and Surgery in Medicine. Clearance was better than 85% after six months, said study leader Dr. Roy Geronemus, a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University. Another study found that placing the hand piece of a 1,540 nm laser just above the skin successfully ablated AKs, Dr. Shlomit Halachmi said.

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