Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment

Ye Jin Lee, Sang Hyung Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Chun Wook Park, Young Lip Park, You Chan Kim, Sang Hyun Cho, Dong Youn Lee, Hoon Kang, Sang Wook Son, Jee Bum Lee, Moon Bum Kim, Weon Ju Lee, Woo Young Sim, Young Chul Kye, Sung Eun Chang, Chang Hun Huh, Won Serk Kim, Bang Soon Kim, Sang Ju LeeSang Jun Lee, Chan Woo Jeong, Un Cheol Yeo, Chul Wook Kwon, Mi Woo Lee

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Background: Skin laser treatment has improved significantly and has become an effective treatment approach for many skin diseases while also having applications for beauty treatments. However, since skin laser transfers energy directly to the skin, the misuse of such treatment may result in permanent damage to skin tissues. Objective: This survey of Korean adults, conducted to obtain their perspectives on and their treatment experience with skin laser treatment, will be used to determine the current status of skin laser treatment and to identify necessary changes to ensure proper and safe conduct of skin laser treatment. Methods: From April 5th to April 12th, 2016, a survey was conducted to obtain information regarding the perspectives and the treatment experience of adults aged 20-59 years. Results: Approximately 50% of the participants had experience with skin laser treatment, and among these, 24.7% had not received treatment at a dermatology clinic. Compared to treatment at a dermatology clinic, the danger of side effects was 1.7 times higher at a non-dermatology clinic, 2 times higher at a skin care shop, and 5.3 times higher at an Oriental medical clinic. Among patiente who received skin laser treatment, 16.1% experienced side effects, and among these, 1 out of 4 patiente visited a non-dermatologist for treatment of these side effects. Conclusion: The results of the survey showed that in order for the public to receive safe and effective skin laser treatment based on professional diagnosis, there is a definitive need to provide correct information to the public and to implement changes to ensure proper understanding of skin laser treatment among this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-19
Number of pages12
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Lasers
Skin
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires
Dermatology
Skin Care
Beauty
Energy Transfer
Skin Diseases

Keywords

  • Laser treatment
  • Questionnaire
  • Side effect
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Lee, Y. J., Lee, S. H., Choi, J. H., Park, C. W., Park, Y. L., Kim, Y. C., ... Lee, M. W. (2017). Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 55(1), 8-19.

Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment. / Lee, Ye Jin; Lee, Sang Hyung; Choi, Jee Ho; Park, Chun Wook; Park, Young Lip; Kim, You Chan; Cho, Sang Hyun; Lee, Dong Youn; Kang, Hoon; Son, Sang Wook; Lee, Jee Bum; Kim, Moon Bum; Lee, Weon Ju; Sim, Woo Young; Kye, Young Chul; Chang, Sung Eun; Huh, Chang Hun; Kim, Won Serk; Kim, Bang Soon; Lee, Sang Ju; Lee, Sang Jun; Jeong, Chan Woo; Yeo, Un Cheol; Kwon, Chul Wook; Lee, Mi Woo.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 55, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 8-19.

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Lee, YJ, Lee, SH, Choi, JH, Park, CW, Park, YL, Kim, YC, Cho, SH, Lee, DY, Kang, H, Son, SW, Lee, JB, Kim, MB, Lee, WJ, Sim, WY, Kye, YC, Chang, SE, Huh, CH, Kim, WS, Kim, BS, Lee, SJ, Lee, SJ, Jeong, CW, Yeo, UC, Kwon, CW & Lee, MW 2017, 'Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment', Korean Journal of Dermatology, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 8-19.
Lee YJ, Lee SH, Choi JH, Park CW, Park YL, Kim YC et al. Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment. Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2017 Jan 1;55(1):8-19.
Lee, Ye Jin ; Lee, Sang Hyung ; Choi, Jee Ho ; Park, Chun Wook ; Park, Young Lip ; Kim, You Chan ; Cho, Sang Hyun ; Lee, Dong Youn ; Kang, Hoon ; Son, Sang Wook ; Lee, Jee Bum ; Kim, Moon Bum ; Lee, Weon Ju ; Sim, Woo Young ; Kye, Young Chul ; Chang, Sung Eun ; Huh, Chang Hun ; Kim, Won Serk ; Kim, Bang Soon ; Lee, Sang Ju ; Lee, Sang Jun ; Jeong, Chan Woo ; Yeo, Un Cheol ; Kwon, Chul Wook ; Lee, Mi Woo. / Survey on perspectives and treatment status regarding skin laser treatment. In: Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2017 ; Vol. 55, No. 1. pp. 8-19.
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