Cao L.-H.,No 1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City |
Zhang M.-H.,No 1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City |
Lu D.,No 1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City |
Qin P.-P.,No 1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City |
Zhou Y.,No 1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City
Journal of Clinical Dermatology | Year: 2012
Objectives: To observe the clinical effects of long-pulsed 1 064 nm Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of hemangiomas of skin in infant and investigate its related factors. Methods: Total 215 cases were treated with long-pulsed 1 064 nm Nd:YAG laser according to different disease types, including 19 cases of port wine stains, 179 cases of strawberry hemangiomas and 17 cases of mixed hemangiomas. The association between clinical effect and types, size, location and times of treatment of hemangiomas was also analyzed. Results: Among 215 cases, 133 were cured, 67 gained marked effect, 8 gaining effective therapy and 7 ineffective. The cure rate and total efficacy rate were 61.9% and 93.1%, respectively. The effect was related with the type, size and treatment times of hemangiomas. However, the location of hemangiomas was not associated with the therapy effect. The side-effect rate was 48.8% with temporary hyper-pigmentation, 8.3% with temporary hypo-pigmentation, 4.6% with superficial scar and 3.7% with hair reduction or disappearance. Conclusion: The long-pulsed 1 064nm Nd:YAG laser is an effective, safe and low side-effect treatment for infancy hemangiomas.