Volume: 2019 | Number: 1 | 2019
ISSN (print): | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Treatment of Patients with Congenital Capillary Angiodysplasia (PWS) of the Face with 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser
Terekhov Alexey Mikhailovich, Anže Zorman
Port-wine stains (PWS) are a benign congenital, progressive capillary vascular malformation of the skin. The current standard of treatment for PWS is the pulsed dye laser (PDL) of 595 nm wavelength, but unfortunately, only approximately 40% of PWS patients respond optimally to PDL. The two presented cases demonstrate safe and effective use of 1064 nm Nd:YAG in facial PWS treatment. We achieved significant clearance with high patient satisfaction and no side effects in our 2 cases of treatment-naïve patients with common PWSs (non-resistant, shallow and thin) with 1064 nm Nd:YAG.
Key words: Port-wine stain, Nd:YAG, facial.