Med Laser 2018; 7(2): 91-93  
Acne Vulgaris Successfully Treated with Long-Pulsed 1,064-nm Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser
Hae-Jin Lee1,2, Yun Jin Kim3, Sang Joo Lee4, Chung Hyeok Lee2, Eung Ho Choi2, Seung Hun Lee1, Young Koo Kim4
1Yonsei A&B Clinic of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, 2Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea, 3Pureen Dermatologic Clinic, Seoul, Korea, 4Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Koo Kim
Yonsei Star Skin & Laser Clinic, 73 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03789, Korea
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Received: December 2, 2018; Accepted: December 6, 2018; Published online: December 30, 2018.
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Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin disease of pilosebaceous units with multifactorial pathogenesis that affects about 80% of adolescents and young adults. Although various treatment modalities for acne are reported, treatment of acne with minimal side effects is challenging. In this report, we treated a patient with acne vulgaris using long-pulsed 1,064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers. After two sessions of long-pulsed 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment, the patient presented with nearly complete improvement with no remarkable side effects or recurrence over the duration of 6 months. We suggest that long-pulsed 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser can be effectively and safely used to treat inflammatory lesions in the skin, particularly acne vulgaris, in Asian patients.
Keywords: Acne vulgaris; Long-pulsed 1,064 nm; Neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser

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