Volume: 2015 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Laser Treatment of PWS Using a Combination of Q-s KTP and Long-Pulse Nd:YAG Lasers
Mia Volovec, Lidija Volovec, Branka Korosec
A port-wine stain (PWS) is a benign vascular malformation of the skin, which most often occurs on the face. It is usually red or violet, and can cause a significant impact on one's self-image. Among various treatments for PWS, laser therapy with lasers such as PDL, KTP Q-Switched and long-pulse Nd:YAG, has proven to be the safest and most efficient, since it can remove the lesion without harming the surrounding tissue.
In this case report, we observe the efficacy of combined treatment of facial PWS with KTP Q-s laser and long-pulse Nd:YAG laser. Clinical results have proven this method to be very effective in eliminating the lesion.
Key words: vascular lesions, long pulse Nd:YAG, KTP laser, port wine stain.
Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2015, OnlineFirst Received: January 20, 2015; Accepted: April 29, 2015