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Q-switched double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 nm) laser is an effective treatment for racial lip pigmentation.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Lip darkening is a relatively common condition, especially in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is well documented in the literature and generally considered to be multifactorial. The presentation can be physiologic or pathologic and caused by a variety of local or systemic factors.

CASE PRESENTATION

A 32-year-old female with skin type IV presented to the clinic with concerns of darkening lips with no associated symptoms or history of disease. On examination, her lips were homogenously dark brown with the upper lip slightly darker than the lower lip.

OBJECTIVE

To report effectivness of Q-switched 532 nm laser for treatment of lip pigmentation.

METHOD

Topical 2.5% lidocaine/prilocaine (EMLA) cream was applied 30 minutes prior to laser therapy. The region was treated with Q-switched 532 nm laser (Medlite).

RESULT

Two weeks after laser treatment , threre was satisfying subjective and objective improvment in lip pigmnetation.

CONCLUSION

Q-Switched 532 nm laser effectively reduces lip pigmentation after one session with minimal adverse effects and lasting results.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30964234

Citation

Alharbi, Mana Abdullah. "Q-switched Double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 Nm) Laser Is an Effective Treatment for Racial Lip Pigmentation." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2019.
Alharbi MA. Q-switched double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 nm) laser is an effective treatment for racial lip pigmentation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019.
Alharbi, M. A. (2019). Q-switched double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 nm) laser is an effective treatment for racial lip pigmentation. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, doi:10.1111/jocd.12946.
Alharbi MA. Q-switched Double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 Nm) Laser Is an Effective Treatment for Racial Lip Pigmentation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Apr 9; PubMed PMID: 30964234.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Q-switched double-frequency Nd:YAG (532 nm) laser is an effective treatment for racial lip pigmentation. A1 - Alharbi,Mana Abdullah, Y1 - 2019/04/09/ PY - 2018/07/01/received PY - 2018/11/06/accepted PY - 2019/4/10/entrez KW - Q-switched KW - frequency-doubled Nd:YAG KW - laser KW - lip hyperpigmentation KW - oral hyperpigmentation JF - Journal of cosmetic dermatology JO - J Cosmet Dermatol N2 - INTRODUCTION: Lip darkening is a relatively common condition, especially in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is well documented in the literature and generally considered to be multifactorial. The presentation can be physiologic or pathologic and caused by a variety of local or systemic factors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old female with skin type IV presented to the clinic with concerns of darkening lips with no associated symptoms or history of disease. On examination, her lips were homogenously dark brown with the upper lip slightly darker than the lower lip. OBJECTIVE: To report effectivness of Q-switched 532 nm laser for treatment of lip pigmentation. METHOD: Topical 2.5% lidocaine/prilocaine (EMLA) cream was applied 30 minutes prior to laser therapy. The region was treated with Q-switched 532 nm laser (Medlite). RESULT: Two weeks after laser treatment , threre was satisfying subjective and objective improvment in lip pigmnetation. CONCLUSION: Q-Switched 532 nm laser effectively reduces lip pigmentation after one session with minimal adverse effects and lasting results. SN - 1473-2165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30964234/Q-switched_double-frequency_Nd:YAG_(532_nm)_laser_is_an_effective_treatment_for_racial_lip_pigmentation L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12946 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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