Lasers prove effective on port wine stains, actinic cheilitis

06/1/2011 | · Modern Medicine

The 1927-nm thulium laser was effective in treating actinic cheilitis with minor side effects and minimal recovery time in a small study, dermatologist Robert Anolik reported at a meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Anolik also reported successfully treating infants' port wine stains with a pulsed dye laser at short intervals. "In theory, performing the treatment at more frequent intervals in infancy would best capitalize on the benefits of early treatment and thereby might provide a better response," he said.

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