Ablative Fractionated Erbium: YAG Laser for the Treatment of Ice Pick Alar Scars Due to Neodymium: YAG Laser Burns

January 2009 | Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Case Report | 65 | Copyright © 2009

Joel L. Cohen MD, Michael J. Babcock MD


The authors present a case of ice pick scars forming in the nasal alar grooves of a patient who was treated with a 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for facial telangiectasias. Treatment options for these types of scars are re- viewed and specifi cally we report the success of an ablative fractionated 2940-nm erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser.

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