Thulium Fiber Laser Effective for Rejuvenation of the Male Scalp

Thulium laser effective for photodamage on scalp.

Male patients with photodamage on their scalps may benefit from treatment with the 1,927nm thulium fiber laser, according to a new study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (July 2017). Monica Boen, MD, et al, treated four male patients (Fitzpatrick skin types II-III) with extensive photodamage on the scalp using a nonablative fractional 1,927nm thulium fiber laser (one session) at high density and high energy settings.

The subjects had a 60% to 90% improvement in dyspigmentation, lentigines and keratosis. The treatment was well tolerated and the researchers observed no adverse events.

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