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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