BioMed Research International

Conventional and Unconventional Use of Lasers in Skin Disorders


Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Section of Dermatology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

2Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA

3Hopital Prive Clairval , 317 Boulevard du Redon, 13 009 Marseille, France

4University of Florence, Florence, Italy


Conventional and Unconventional Use of Lasers in Skin Disorders

Description

Although the first lasers have been used approximately 50 years ago, the “niche” of laser users is still somehow restricted. This could be due to the difficulty in using them, scarcity of theoric-practical education, high costs, and complex management of laser devices. However, this technology at present allows us to treat a large variety of skin conditions, either inflammatory or neoplastic, in addition to aesthetic problems. Hence, in the last few years surgical, vascular, selective, and other lasers have become more popular. Our aim is to present to the medical world an overview on classic and nonclassic laser approaches for nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC), skin diseases, and photo rejuvenation. In fact, although the choice treatment in NMSC is still surgery, radiotherapy, electrodessication, or photodynamic therapy, laser therapy could exert some usefulness in selected cases, particularly in older patients or patients with cardiovascular or anesthesiological problems. In addition, promising results may be also obtained in treating some inflammatory skin disorders. We are particularly interested in articles describing conventional and unconventional use of laser therapy possibly in large series of patients, proposing new treatment approaches or supplying new insight in laser effects on the skin, both in humans or in experimental models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Treatment options of actinic keratoses of the scalp and sun-exposed areas
  • Mottled hyperpigmentation of the hands, chest, and face: What is the best choice?
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte and rosacea: Different laser options
  • Treatment of venous lakes of the lips
  • Treatment of acne scars
  • Male genital disorders and laser approach
  • Can fractional CO2 laser be successful for hypochromic disorders?
  • Management of keloids with laser
  • NMSC: Only BCC can be treated with lasers
  • New insights in laser effects on the skin
  • Nonablative treatment of onychomycosis
  • The biological effects of laser in the skin

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 934931
  • - Editorial

Conventional and Unconventional Use of Lasers in Skin Disorders

Silvia Moretti | Michael S. Kaminer | ... | Piero Campolmi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 245080
  • - Research Article

Own Experience in Treatment of Patients with Penile Cancer Using Photodynamic Therapy

Elena Filonenko | Andrey Kaprin | ... | Antonina Urlova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 151969
  • - Research Article

Physical and Dosimetric Optimization of Laser Equipment in Dermatology: A Preliminary Study

A. Soriani | D. D'Alessio | ... | L. Strigari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 204532
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of the Combined PDL/Nd:YAG Laser on Surgical Scars: Vascularity and Collagen Changes Evaluated by In Vivo Confocal Microscopy

Krisztina Vas | Magdolna Gaál | ... | Lajos Kemény
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 618206
  • - Clinical Study

Unconventional Use of Intense Pulsed Light

D. Piccolo | D. Di Marcantonio | ... | S. Chimenti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 903589
  • - Review Article

Clinical Nonlinear Laser Imaging of Human Skin: A Review

Riccardo Cicchi | Dimitrios Kapsokalyvas | Francesco Saverio Pavone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 384646
  • - Research Article

A Medical Manipulator System with Lasers in Photodynamic Therapy of Port Wine Stains

Xingtao Wang | Chunlai Tian | ... | Naiyan Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 354608
  • - Clinical Study

Tattoo-Associated Skin Reaction: The Importance of an Early Diagnosis and Proper Treatment

Andrea Bassi | Piero Campolmi | ... | Silvia Moretti
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