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Lasers Surg Med. 2001;29(3):260-4.

Xanthelasma palpebrarum: treatment with the erbium:YAG laser.

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Department of Dermatology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, 80337-Munich, Germany. c.borelli@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Xanthelasma palpebrarum presents a therapeutic and aesthetic challenge because of its high visibility and frequent rate of recurrence with a wide variety of treatments. Many patients are disappointed by an initial unsuccessful treatment and fail to return for further therapy until the skin problem has become quite conspicuous. A simple treatment with few side effects and good acceptance remains an important goal.

STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Fifteen patients with a total of 33 xanthelasma lesions, were treated by an erbium:YAG laser. The follow-up period of observation was between seven and twelve months.

RESULTS:

All lesions were removed without hyperpigmentation or scarring.

CONCLUSIONS:

The erbium:YAG laser represents an effective means for treating xanthelasmas with few side effects.

PMID:
11573229
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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