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October 2018

Picosecond Laser Treatment for Acquired Bilateral Nevus of Ota–like Macules

Author Affiliations
  • 1Medaes Medical Centre, Central, Hong Kong
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(10):1226-1228. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2671

Picosecond lasers have shown promise in treating pigmentation disorders and may represent an improvement in both treatment efficacy and patient comfort over commonly used quality-switched lasers.1-3 Picosecond lasers have a selective photomechanical effect, causing mechanical breakdown of pigment into smaller fragments that are more easily cleared; the lasers also produce minimal thermal irritation to the surrounding tissue.2

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