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Carbon dioxide laser 'could reduce wrinkles'

9 years, 4 months ago

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Posted on Jul 21, 2008, 8 p.m. By Jeanelle Topping

Researchers claim that carbon dioxide laser resurfacing could be the answer to wrinkles.

Researchers claim that carbon dioxide laser resurfacing could be the answer to wrinkles.

Academics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor found that the treatment could be effective over the long-term.

According to results published in the July-August issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, individuals in the test sample were given the treatment and followed up after an average of 2.3 years.

On a scale measuring facial wrinkles, patients displayed an improvement of 45 per cent.

"Our results verify those of previous studies that found that carbon dioxide laser resurfacing leads to long-term improvement in facial rhytidosis," said P Daniel Ward, MD, MS, and Shan R Baker, MD, who conducted the study.

According to Cleveland Clinic, the use of carbon dioxide lasers is improving at a rapid rate.

It can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin, the organization claims.ADNFCR-1506-ID-18695865-ADNFCR

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