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Laser Test Treatments for Postsolar Poikiloderma

Laser Test Treatments for Postsolar Poikiloderma This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— The red neck with its white submental area is considered an incurable poikiloderma mark of chronic sun exposure. Continued sun protection and continued observation for the prevention of actinic keratoses and malignant neoplasms are needed.The first laser test treatment for this condition was given more than ten years ago. Two impacts of ruby laser with an energy density of 60 joules/sq cm with a target area of 2.1 sq cm were administered. After the initial crusting subsided, a soft white area, 2.1 sq cm, developed and remained white, without revascularization, for months. The patient did notThree weeks after argon laser surgery with the patient under general anesthesia; 5-mm probe; 2 W; 379.8 s; irradiance, 10 W/cm; energy fluence, 3,798 joules/cm. return for continued observation and therapy.Recently, another patient with an extensive postsolar poikiloderma of the neck requested a laser test treatment. An initial argon http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Laser Test Treatments for Postsolar Poikiloderma

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 120 (5) – May 1, 1984

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1984.01650410020009
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— The red neck with its white submental area is considered an incurable poikiloderma mark of chronic sun exposure. Continued sun protection and continued observation for the prevention of actinic keratoses and malignant neoplasms are needed.The first laser test treatment for this condition was given more than ten years ago. Two impacts of ruby laser with an energy density of 60 joules/sq cm with a target area of 2.1 sq cm were administered. After the initial crusting subsided, a soft white area, 2.1 sq cm, developed and remained white, without revascularization, for months. The patient did notThree weeks after argon laser surgery with the patient under general anesthesia; 5-mm probe; 2 W; 379.8 s; irradiance, 10 W/cm; energy fluence, 3,798 joules/cm. return for continued observation and therapy.Recently, another patient with an extensive postsolar poikiloderma of the neck requested a laser test treatment. An initial argon

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1984

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