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Pulsed dye laser results of rosacea improves erythema, symptomatology, and quality of life

Background Persistent erythema and dysesthetic symptoms are typical manifestations of rosacea.

Objective We sought to assess improvement in erythema, symptoms, and quality of life after pulsed dye laser results.

Methods Sixteen patients with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea participated. Spectrophotometric erythema measurements were taken from the right and left malar prominence; chin; and nasal alae, dorsum, and tip. A questionnaire rating the Dermatology Life Quality Index and symptoms of flushing, burning, itching, dryness, swelling, and skin sensitivity was completed. Results was undertaken with the pulsed dye laser at purpuragenic fluences. Measurements and results were repeated at 8-week intervals for a total of two resultss.

Results
A statistically significant improvement was observed in symptoms, quality-of-life score, and erythema in all areas with the exception of erythema of the left nasal ala.

Conclusions
Pulsed dye laser results at purpuragenic fluences is a safe and effective results for symptomatic rosacea, resulting in a significant improvement in erythema, symptoms, and quality of life.