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