Journal article

A comparative study of a 595-nm with a 585-nm pulsed dye laser in refractory port wine stains

A Yung, R Sheehan-Dare

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The pulsed dye laser (PDL) is the treatment of choice for port wine stains (PWS); however, some patients' PWS become refractory to further treatments. Technological advances have enabled new machines with the advent of surface cooling devices to deliver longer wavelengths and higher fluence more safely. These advances have the potential to achieve improved response rates in refractory PWS. There are few studies comparing the efficacy of standard PDL treatments for refractory PWS with the wider choice of treatment variables available from newer PDL machines. OBJECTIVES: To determine if there is any advantage of using a longer wavelength (595 nm) and pulse widths (1.5 ms, 6 ms and ..

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