Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Complete elimination of large café-au-lait birthmarks by the 510-nm pulsed dye laser.

Traditional treatment modalities for café-au-lait spots include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, and excision with or without skin grafting. These treatments have shown varying degrees of success and, in some cases, have yielded significant side effects, such as permanent pigmentary alteration and scarring. The 510-nm pulsed dye laser has been shown to selectively destroy melanosomes that make up such epidermal pigmented lesions as café-au-lait spots without significant adverse sequelae. Thirty patients with 34 large café-au-lait birthmarks received 510-nm pulsed dye laser treatments at 6- to 8-week intervals with energy densities ranging from 2.0 to 4.0 J/cm2. An average of 8.4 laser treatments were necessary to achieve complete elimination of the café-au-lait marks under study. No lesional recurrences have been observed 1 year following termination of treatment.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app