Partial unilateral lentiginosis treated with alexandrite Q-switched laser: Case report and review of the literature
Pretel M, Irarrazaval I, Aguado L, Lera JM, Navedo M, Giménez de Azcárate A.
Partial unilateral lentiginosis (PUL) is a rare pigmentary disorder characterized by multiple lentigines grouped within an area of normal skin, often in a segmental pattern and appearing at birth or in childhood. There is no established standard treatment for this condition.
We present two cases of PUL succesfully treated with alexandrite Q-switched laser. In our cases, this laser proved to be a safe and effective treatment for cosmetically disfiguring lentigines. Special precautions are needed when treating dark-skinned patients because side effects are more likely. We propose that this modality be considered in the treatment of this rare disorder.
CITATION J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2013 Feb 5