Comparison of continuous-wave and UltraPulse carbon dioxide lasers used to treat verrucous epidermal nevi

A pilot study

Eliahou S. Cohen, Keyvan Nouri, Gloria P. Jimenez, Eduardo Weiss, Lawrence A Schachner

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We compared the effectiveness of the UltraPulse CO 2 Laser (Coherent Laser Corp, Palo Alto, California) continuous-wave mode with the ultrapulse mode in treating verrucous epidermal nevi in 4 patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI (1 of these patients was lost to follow-up). For each patient, a continuous plaque of nevus was taken and divided into 3 equal parts: the superior and inferior parts were randomized to be treated with either the continuous-wave or ultrapulse mode; the middle part was the untreated control. At 1, 4, 12, and 36 weeks, patients were checked for quality of healing and recurrence. Results at the 2 treated sites - epidermal nevi removed almost completely, no significant scarring, no recurrence at 36 weeks - were not significantly different. Continuous-wave and ultrapulse modes seem equally effective in treating verrucous epidermal nevi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalCosmetic Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002

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Comparison of continuous-wave and UltraPulse carbon dioxide lasers used to treat verrucous epidermal nevi : A pilot study. / Cohen, Eliahou S.; Nouri, Keyvan; Jimenez, Gloria P.; Weiss, Eduardo; Schachner, Lawrence A.

In: Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol. 15, No. 7, 01.07.2002, p. 19-22.

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