Lasers and Light Devices in the Treatment of Cosmetic Pigmentary Disorders in Asian Skin

Goh Chee Leok


Dermatology Nursing 

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Properly chosen wavelengths of light used with appropriate pulse durations can selectively alter pigmented cells and disrupt exogenous and endogenous pigment in a manner that leaves the adjacent skin intact and allows for the effective and safe treatment of many cosmetic skin pigmentary disorders which are common in Asian skin. Risk of PIH can be reduced with proper patient selection, appropriate laser/light device selection, and good peri-operative skin care.