Author(s): Schnermark MP, Schmidt C, Raulin C
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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Sebaceous gland hyperplasia may be treated by cryotherapy, cauterization, topical chemicals, or excision. The major disadvantage of these therapeutic strategies is a considerable risk of postoperative scarring or dyspigmentation. The pulsed dye laser may be an effective and safe alternative treatment option. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Our report presents two patients with sebaceous gland hyperplasia who were treated with the pulsed dye-laser (585 nm, 6.5-8 J/cm2, 300-450/microsecond). RESULTS: After 2-3 treatment sessions, the lesions were completely gone. To data, no side effects have been observed. CONCLUSIONS: Based upon our experiences, we recommend the pulsed dye laser as a safe, fast, and minimal straining treatment alternative for hyperplasia of sebaceous glands.
This article was published in Lasers Surg Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research