A direct comparison of pulsed dye, alexandrite, KTP and Nd:YAG lasers and IPL in patients with previously treated capillary malformations

David J. McGill, William M. Maclaren, Iain R. Mackay

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    Abstract

    Several studies have reported laser treatment of Capillary Malformations (CMs) using systems other than pulsed dye lasers (PDL). Few, however, have compared different systems in the same patients. This study aimed to directly compare CM fading using five different systems. Eighteen previously PDL-treated patients were test-patched using the alexandrite, KTP, and Nd:YAG lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) with additional PDL patches as a control. Pre- and post-treatment videomicroscopy, and colour measurements using Munsell colour charts were carried out.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)390-398
    Number of pages9
    JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
    Volume40
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

    Keywords

    • laser treatment
    • capillary malformations

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