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May 2017

Aesthetic and Functional Improvement of Chronic Radiation Dermatitis With Noninsulated Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatology Service, Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mather, California
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of California–Davis, Sacramento, California
  • 3Department of Dermatology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(5):478-479. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.5690

Chronic radiation dermatitis is a skin change that develops secondary to exposure to radiation that may be aesthetically and functionally displeasing and negatively affect patients’ quality of life and adherence to radiation therapy (radiotherapy).1,2 There are few effective treatments.3,4 Improvement in appearance and function of radiation dermatitis was recently reported after a combination treatment approach of pulsed-dye laser, fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, and epidermal grafting.5