The Use of the Low-Fluence 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser in a Female With Contraindications to Systemic Anti-Acne Therapy

November 2009 | Volume 8 | Issue 11 | Case Reports | 1025 | Copyright © November 2009

Jason S. Ballin DO and Nathan S. Uebelhoer DO

To date, reports on the safe and effective treatment of severe inflammatory facial acne with the low-fluence 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser are limited. The authors report a case of treatment for severe inflammatory acne in a pregnant Asian female (Fitzpatrick skin type IV) with the low fluence 1064 nm Nd-YAG laser. These findings suggest that this modality may be a safe, effective, and well-tolerated alternative for patients with acne who have contraindications to the use of systemic anti-acne therapies.