308-nm excimer laser treatment of mature hypopigmented striae

David J. Goldberg*, Dale Sarradet, Mussarrat Hussain, Murad Alam

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. The 308-nm excimer laser has been shown to be effective in the treatment of disorders of hypopigmentation. OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the effectiveness of the 308-nm excimer laser in the treatment of mature hypopigmented striae. RESULTS. Seventy-five subjects were treated for a total of 615 treatments. All patients achieved a substantial increase in the darkening of their striae after an average of 8.4 treatments. Clinically evident improvement in cosmetic appearance of striae was noted by 80% of subjects. CONCLUSION. The 308-nm excimer laser is effective for increasing pigmentation in mature hypopigmented striae. This pigmentation is cosmetically significant. Future studies are required to determine the duration of clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-599
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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