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The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: A Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases.
J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Jun 23 [Online ahead of print]JC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Becker's nevus is a common skin disorder. Lasers and light instruments are the major modalities for the treatment of Becker's nevus, but the outcomes were mixed.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the efficacy of the intense pulsed light for Becker's nevus in a large Chinese cohort.

METHODS

We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy of the intense pulsed light for Becker's nevus in a single center.

RESULTS

A total of 45 patients, including 26 males and 19 females (male to female ratio=1.4), aged 5 to 42 years, were included in this analysis. Twenty-seven patients (60%) were with hypertrichosis. Treatments with intense pulsed light resulted in over 75% improvements in pigmentation and hair density in 1 and 2 cases, respectively. One patient displayed 51-75% reductions in hair density. The rest displayed ≤50% improvements in pigmentation and hair density. Recurrence occurred in all cases within 6 months after the last treatment. Adverse reactions were temporary and mild hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, hypertrophic scar, pain, and erythema.

CONCLUSION

Intense pulsed light does not exhibit long-term benefits for Becker's nevus. Further studies in the large cohort are still required to validate the present results. Moreover, whether changes in the treatment parameters can improve the efficacy of intense pulsed light remains to be explored.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.Aesthetic Department, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510091, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32573892

Citation

Zhong, Yiping, et al. "The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: a Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases." Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2020.
Zhong Y, Huang L, Chen Y, et al. The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: A Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020.
Zhong, Y., Huang, L., Chen, Y., Yan, T., Yang, B., & Man, M. Q. (2020). The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: A Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.13558
Zhong Y, et al. The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: a Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Jun 23; PubMed PMID: 32573892.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light for Becker's Nevus: A Retrospective Analysis of 45 Cases. AU - Zhong,Yiping, AU - Huang,Lining, AU - Chen,Yongjun, AU - Yan,Tingting, AU - Yang,Bin, AU - Man,Mao-Qiang, Y1 - 2020/06/23/ PY - 2020/6/24/entrez JF - Journal of cosmetic dermatology JO - J Cosmet Dermatol N2 - BACKGROUND: Becker's nevus is a common skin disorder. Lasers and light instruments are the major modalities for the treatment of Becker's nevus, but the outcomes were mixed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the intense pulsed light for Becker's nevus in a large Chinese cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy of the intense pulsed light for Becker's nevus in a single center. RESULTS: A total of 45 patients, including 26 males and 19 females (male to female ratio=1.4), aged 5 to 42 years, were included in this analysis. Twenty-seven patients (60%) were with hypertrichosis. Treatments with intense pulsed light resulted in over 75% improvements in pigmentation and hair density in 1 and 2 cases, respectively. One patient displayed 51-75% reductions in hair density. The rest displayed ≤50% improvements in pigmentation and hair density. Recurrence occurred in all cases within 6 months after the last treatment. Adverse reactions were temporary and mild hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, hypertrophic scar, pain, and erythema. CONCLUSION: Intense pulsed light does not exhibit long-term benefits for Becker's nevus. Further studies in the large cohort are still required to validate the present results. Moreover, whether changes in the treatment parameters can improve the efficacy of intense pulsed light remains to be explored. SN - 1473-2165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32573892/The_Efficacy_of_Intense_Pulsed_Light_for_Becker's_Nevus:_A_Retrospective_Analysis_of_45_Cases L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.13558 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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