• Facial Erosive Pustular Dermatosis A Risk of Ablative Skin Resurfacing

    1 month ago - By Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

    Physicians performing ablative laser skin resurfacing and medium-depth chemical peels should be aware of a potential, difficult-to-treat complication: facial erosive pustular dermatosis. Julie E. Mervak, MD, et al, examined the cases of three women who presented with persistent facial erosions after resurfacing procedures-either fully ablative CO 2 laser or medium-depth Jessner/TCA chemical peel-for actinic damage, and were subsequently diagnosed with facial erosive pustular dermatosis. The case series was published in JAMA Dermatology .
    All three patients were women in their 50s or 60s...
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