Skin Cancer (Journal Abstracts) (Clinical Report)
Life Extension 2011, March
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THE EFFECTS OF TOPICAL VITAMIN K ON BRUISING AFTER LASER TREATMENT. BACKGROUND: Pulsed dye laser treatment and other cosmetic procedures result in significant bruising. Claims have been made regarding the efficacy of topical vitamin K in both preventing and speeding the clearing of bruising; however, well-controlled studies are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of topical vitamin K versus placebo in the prevention and clearing of laser-induced purpura. METHODS: A total of 22 patients were enrolled in this double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study. The patients were divided into pretreatment and posttreatment groups; the 11 patients in the former group applied vitamin K cream to half of their face and vehicle alone to the other half of their face twice daily for 2 weeks before laser treatment. The latter group followed the same procedure for 2 weeks after laser treatment. On day 0, all subjects underwent laser treatment for facial telangiectases using a
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: Mar 01, 2011
- Publisher: LE Publications, Inc.
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 8 Pages
- Language: English