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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-119

Successful treatment of laser induced hypopigmentation with narrowband ultraviolet B targeted phototherapy


Venkat Charmalaya - Centre for Advanced Dermatology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B Anitha
Venkat Charmalaya-Centre for Advanced Dermatology, #3437, 1st G Cross, 7th Main Subbanna Garden, Vijayanagar, Bangalore - 560 040, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.112677

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Q-switched 1064 nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Qs 1064 nm Nd: YAG) laser plays an important role in the treatment of pigmentary skin disorders, including tattoos. Although it has high efficacy and safety, adverse effect like hypopigmentation may occur causing anxiety to patients. We present a case report of Qs 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser induced hypopigmentation which was successfully treated with ultraviolet B targeted phototherapy, with rapid and satisfactory re-pigmentation.


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