Volume: 2014 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Long-Pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser
Acne vulgaris, clinically classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne, is a chronic skin disease of pilosebaceous units with multifactorial pathogenesis. Although most prevalent among adolescents, acne can also be present in children and adults. Due to the large impact on quality of life, there is a great need for effective and safe treatment of acne. Recently several reports have described using light sources, including lasers, as an alternative treatment.
To evaluate the effectiveness of long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for acne treatment, we reported four cases of successful acne treatment of different types.
The treatment was well tolerated by the patient with mild pain described during the treatment. There was no anesthesia or cold air needed to reduce the pain. No reoccurrence of acne was observed. An additional advantage of 1064 nm Nd:YAG acne treatment is its potential to improve acne scars.
We can conclude that acne treatment with 1064 nm Nd:YAG is a safe, effective and well-tolerated treatment with long-term results and no side effects reported.
Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2014, No.1; pp.57-60.