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Effects of Chinese herbal medicine combined with He-Ne laser on lipoperoxide and superoxide dismutase in chloasma patients.

Author(s): Wu YH, Li QL, Yang XW

Affiliation(s): Department of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Guangzhou 510220, China.

Publication date & source: 2009-09, J Tradit Chin Med., 29(3):163-6.

Publication type: Randomized Controlled Trial

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of Chinese decoction and ligustrazin hydrochloride injection combined with He-Ne laser on lipoperoxide (LPO) and Superoxide dismutase (SOD) in patients with chloasma. METHODS: 90 cases of chloasma were randomly divided into the following two groups: a treatment group (of 54 cases) treated by a self-prepared prescription for toning the kidneys and relieving the depressed liver to remove blood stasis, ligustrazin hydrochloricde injection and He-Ne laser therapy, and a control group (of 36 cases) treated with oral administration of Vitamin E and Vitamin C plus external application of 20% Azelaic acid cream. RESULTS: The total effective rate in the treatment group was 79.6%, which was significantly higher than that of the control group (P < 0.05). After treatment, the LPO level in the treatment group was significantly lowered (P < 0.01), and the SOD level was significantly elevated (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic methods adopted in the treatment group may show the action of antioxidation, providing good clinical effects for treating chloasma.

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