Hypertrichotic Becker's nevi treated with combination 1,550 nm non-ablative fractional photothermolysis and laser hair removal

Brundha Balaraman, Paul M. Friedman

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Abstract

Background The removal of Becker's nevi poses a significant challenge due to limited available therapeutic options and increased risk of adverse effects, including scarring and dyspigmentation. Herein, we present the use of the non-ablative fractional photothermolysis in combination with laser hair removal for the treatment of hypertrichotic Becker's nevi. Method Retrospective analysis of three patients with Becker's nevi revealed that two patients with hypertrichotic Becker's nevi had greater than 75% clearance with combination therapy, and one patient with atrichotic Becker's nevus had a similar result with monotherapy non-ablative fractional photothermolysis. Conclusion This report demonstrates the utility and safety of combination non-ablative fractional resurfacing and laser hair removal for the treatment of hypertrichotic Becker's nevi, and monotherapy non-ablative fractional photothermolysis for atrichotic Becker's nevi. Further comparative studies are necessary to determine optimal laser parameters, treatment schedules, and response duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Becker's Nevus
  • birthmark
  • cosmetic
  • laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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