Effect of combination of 1064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG and fractional carbon dioxide lasers for treating exogenous ochronosis.

@article{KanechornNaAyuthaya2013EffectOC,
  title={Effect of combination of 1064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG and fractional carbon dioxide lasers for treating exogenous ochronosis.},
  author={Pinyapat Kanechorn-Na-Ayuthaya and Nucha Niumphradit and Kobkul Aunhachoke and Artit Nakakes and Rangsit Sittiwangkul and Chutika Srisuttiyakorn},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={42-5}
}
We describe three cases of exogenous ochronosis of the malar areas due to long-term application of skin-lightening agents for melasma, effectively treated by combination of Q-switched Nd:YAG and the fractional carbon dioxide lasers. None of these lasers has been reported to be used to effectively treat ochronosis before. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is capable of disintegrating dermal ochronotic fibers, thereby facilitating their phagocytosis and elimination via lymphatics. The fractional carbon… CONTINUE READING

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