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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2007 December;142(6):627-30
Ultrapulsed CO2 laser in the treatment of palpebral xanthelasmas
Balzani A., Panetta S., Bianchini D., Cantoresi F., Calvieri S.
Department of Skin andVenereal Diseases and Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Aim. Xanthelasma is a common cutaneous xanthomatosis which occurs usually in the medial parts of the eyelids. They are benign but present cosmetic problems to the patient. Their surgical removal has also presented problems to the surgeon because of its high visibility and frequent rate of recurrence with a wide variety of treatments.
Methods. Twenty patients with a total of 33 xanthelasma lesions, were treated by an ultrapulsed CO2 laser 30 W Lasering Slim Evolution 30. The follow-up period of observation was 12 months.
Results. All lesions were removed without hyperpigmentation or scarring.
Conclusion. The ultrapulsed CO2 laser 30 W Lasering Slim Evolution 30 represents an effective means for treating xanthelasmas with few side effects.