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Treatment of PFB with a 650-microsecond Pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm Laser

Arthur J. Sumrall, MD, Dermatology, Indianapolis, IN

Published at the 2006 AAD Annual Meeting

16 female patients aged 25-69 and 6 males aged 34-58 were treated on the beard, anterior neck and chin areas. A portable MicroPulse™ 650μs Nd:YAG 1064nm laser was used. During treatment one pass was applied over the affected area. A fluence of 20-25 j/cm2 was used with a pulse duration of 650μs, spot size of 6mm and a repetition rate of 1Hz. 6 males with skin type VI were treated with a fluence of 25 j/cm2, while 10 females with skin type V and 6 females with skin type VI were treated with a fluence of 25 j/cm2.be safe and effective in removing PFB on patients of Fitzpatrick skin types V and VI. The device is portable and easy to use. The treatment is quick and practically painless.

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