Fractional Ablative Er: YAG Laser: An Alternative Approach to the Treatment of Port Wine StainVenkataram* and Elizabeth P George
Consultant Dermatologist in Department of Dermatology, Mysore, India
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Consultant Dermatologist in Department of dermatology
Venkat Charmalya, Centre for Advanced Dermatology
Mysore-560 040, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91 96118 42627
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 11, 2015; Accepted date: October 31, 2015; Published date: November 03, 2015
Citation: Venkataram, George EP (2015) Fractional Ablative Er: YAG Laser: An Alternative Approach to the Treatment of Port Wine Stain. Cosmetol & Oro Facial Surg 1:101. doi:10.4172/jcofs.1000101
Copyright: © 2015 Venkataram, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Port wine stains are genetic malformations which produce emotional and social problems and are of significance to a patient and also a dermatologist. Pulse dye lasers (585 nm) are the treatment of choice for this condition. There are reports of other lasers that have been tried with varying results. Here, we present a case of port wine stain treated with fractional ablative Erbium-YAG laser which showed significant clearance of the lesion in color and thickness thereby decreasing morbidity and enhancing cosmetic improvement.