Long-Term Efficacy of Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing for Facial Actinic Keratosis

Steven D. Sherry, Brett A. Miles, Richard A. Finn

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and long-term effectiveness of carbon dioxide laser resurfacing in the treatment of patients with facial actinic keratosis. Patients and Methods: A retrospective chart analysis was conducted of 31 patients who underwent full face carbon dioxide laser resurfacing for facial actinic keratosis from July 1998 to November 2002. Results: Of 31 patients, 18 (58%) were free of lesions at their longest visit. The average actinic keratosis free period, excluding 2 deceased patients, was 27.4 months. Conclusion: Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is an effective tool in the management of patients with facial actinic keratosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1139
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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