Ruby laser treatment of pigmented skin lesions


Pigmented skin lesions were treated by a ruby laser with a wavelength of 694 nm and a pulse duration of 450 μs. The clinical result of laser treatment was good in 18 of the 55 cases (32%). Five of 21 cases (23.8%) with cafe-au-lait maculae, 9 of the 14 cases (64%) with senile pigmentation, and 3 of the 10 cases (30%) with nevocellular nevus had good results. The cafe-au-lait maculae showed excellent fading after laser treatment but the recurrence rate was high. The best therapeutic result was obtained in senile pigmentation.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00451094

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@article{Shimbashi1995RubyLT, title={Ruby laser treatment of pigmented skin lesions}, author={T. Shimbashi and Tadao Kojima}, journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery}, year={1995}, volume={19}, pages={225-229} }