Korean J Dermatol.  2004 Mar;42(3):250-255.

The Use of CO2 Laser for the Treatment of Xanthelasma Palpebrarum in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University, College of Medicine, Chonju, Korea. dermayun@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Xanthelasma palpebrarum does not regress spontaneously, its appearance is often seen as cosmetically disturbing. Treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum may prove difficult due to its delicate location at the periorbit and sometimes its extensive dimension. Treatments include excision, electrodesiccation, chemical cautery and laser surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of a CO2 laser for the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum. METHODS: Twenty patients with a total of 56 xanthelasma lesions, were treated with a CO2 laser. The Follow-up period of observation was between 12 and 84 months. RESULTS: All lesions could be removed completely with a single laser treatment. Only transient pigmental change (hypopigmentation 1/20, hyperpigmentation 1/20) was observed without scarring. 8 patients developed a recurrence of xanthelasma. CONCLUSION: The CO2 laser represents an effective means for treating xanthelasma, but recurrence is common.

Keyword

Xanthelasma palpebrarum; CO2 laser

MeSH Terms

Cautery
Cicatrix
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hyperpigmentation
Korea*
Laser Therapy
Lasers, Gas*
Recurrence
Full Text Links
  • KJD
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error