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July 1983

Granuloma Faciale: Treatment With the Argon Laser

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Drs Apfelberg, Maser, and Lash) and Dermatology (Drs Druker, Spence, and Deneau), Palo Alto (Calif) Medical Foundation.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(7):573-576. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650310035007

• Three patients with granuloma faciale were successfully treated by argon laser therapy. The intense blue-green laser light is readily absorbed by these inflammatory lesions, resulting in resolution of the clinical and microscopic abnormalities. There were no recurrences during follow-up periods of 23, 21, and 5 months, respectively. Argon laser therapy appears to be an important addition to the treatment armamentarium for this uncommon, but difficult to treat, entity.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:573-576)

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