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 JCDSA  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Atrophoderma Vermiculata Successfully Treated by 595 nm Dye Laser and Carbon Dioxide Laser
Abstract: The treatment of atrophoderma vermiculatum is challenging. A 7-year-old girl had a unilateral atrophic skin lesion on her right cheek, which was diagnosed as unilateral atrophoderma vermiculata. She was treated by carbon dioxide and 595 nm pulsed dye laser and carbon dioxide laser. This resulted in prevention of the lesional progression with favorable cosmetic appearance of the skin.
Cite this paper: H. Takahashi, Y. Hashimoto, M. Honma, A. Ishida-Yamamoto and H. Iizuka, "Atrophoderma Vermiculata Successfully Treated by 595 nm Dye Laser and Carbon Dioxide Laser," Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 130-131. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2012.23025.
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