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Treatment of Nevus of Ota in Fitzpatrick skin type VI with the 1064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21384385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Nevus of Ota is a pigmented lesion that usually presents at birth. Due to a greater risk for complications, physicians have not always utilized laser therapy to treat these nevi in patients with darker skin types.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the 1,064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (QS Nd:YAG) laser for the treatment of Nevus of Ota in two patients with Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) VI.
RESULTS: After 4-13 treatment sessions with the 1,064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with a 4 mm spot size and fluence of 4-4.2 J/cm(2) , two patients with FST VI noted substantial improvement in the appearance of the nevi.
CONCLUSION: At conservative treatment settings, these two case reports have shown that the 1,064-nm QS Nd:YAG laser can be utilized to safely and effectively treat Nevus of Ota in individuals with FST IV-VI. Lasers Surg. Med. 42:65-67, 2011 © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Jennifer M Landau; Irene Vergilis-Kalner; Leonard H Goldberg; Roy G Geronemus; Paul M Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lasers in surgery and medicine     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1096-9101     ISO Abbreviation:  Lasers Surg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007168     Medline TA:  Lasers Surg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Derm Surgery Associates, Houston, Texas.
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