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LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, volume: 2015, number: 1

Volume: 2015 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921

CASE REPORT: Combination of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser for Treatment of Warts

Ana Maletic, Ines Maletic, Dusko Maletic
Pages: OnlineFirst

Cutaneous warts represent an unsightly and sometimes painful disturbance, which may resolve spontaneously. In cases where warts do not resolve, various treatment modalities are available. Laser treatment is a relatively efficient and patient-comfortable approach, although sometimes more than 4 treatment sessions are needed and there may be unresponsiveness and recurrence of deep warts. We report here on a new method combining Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser treatment. Of the 17 warts treated, all resulted in complete clearance and none showed recurrence in 2 years. The efficacy of the method can be attributable to its efficient ablation of warts without damaging the surrounding tissue, which allows for fast recovery. Additionally, Nd:YAG laser treatment effectively complements the treatment by affecting the underlying vessels, thus potentially disrupting the supply to the residual wart tissue.

Key words: viral warts, verruca, Er:YAG, Nd:YAG.

Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2015, OnlineFirst. Received: October 29, 2015; Accepted: November 27, 2015

CASE REPORT: Combination of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser for Treatment of Warts

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