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Successful treatment of ephelides in Asian skin using the picosecond 785-nm laser


PicoWay 785-nm laser treatment of two Korean females with ephelides on the cheeks and/or nose was studied. The result for both subjects was improvement to near complete clearance of the ephelides without any complications.

PubMed Reference: Chung HJ, McGee JS, Lee SJ. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Dec 20.

Study Details: 

  • 2 Korean females (age 29 and 25 years, Fitzpatrick skin type III) with ephelides on the cheeks and/or nose were treated
  • Subjects received a single PicoWay 785-nm laser treatment with Fluence of 1.2 or 1.3 J/cm2, pulse duration of 300 picoseconds, 3-mm spot size and 1-2 passes, until the end point of slight darkening of the ephelides was reached (without crust formation)

Study Results: 

  • Patients achieved appreciable improvement to near complete clearance of the ephelides without any complications
  • No post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation observed