Year : 2009 | Volume
: 2 | Issue : 2 | Page : 88--91
Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to treat nevomelanocytic nevi
SG Parasramani, CM Oberai, KR Amonkar, S Naik
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Background : Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, a melanin pigment-specific laser was used to treat melanocytic nevi in Indian patients.
Objective : To assess the clinical response of nevi to Q-switched Nd:YAG laser of 1064 nm wavelength.
Materials and Methods : Nineteen patients received an average of 2.57 treatments with Q-switched Nd:YAG laser of 1064 nm wavelength, repetition rate of 10 Hz, 10 nanoseconds pulse width, and spot size of 4 mm to 6 mm with a fluence ranging from 4 to 9.7 joules/cm 2 . The clinical end point of the laser treatment was brisk whitening. The response was assessed by using a global assessment score.
Results : The clinical global assessment score showed excellent response in 8/19 patients and good response in 6/19 patients.
Conclusion : The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser of 1064 nm wavelength resulted in significant improvement (lightening) of nevi.
S G Parasramani
Anisha Clinic, Mangal Sudha, SV Road, Khar, Mumbai - 400 052, Maharashtra
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Parasramani S G, Oberai C M, Amonkar K R, Naik S. Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to treat nevomelanocytic nevi.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:88-91
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Parasramani S G, Oberai C M, Amonkar K R, Naik S. Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to treat nevomelanocytic nevi. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Oct 1 ];2:88-91
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