Potassium titanyl-phosphate lasers may be treatment option in port wine birthmarks

A potassium titanyl-phosphate laser has shown to have similar efficacy and less pain when compared with pulsed dye lasers in treating port wine birthmarks, according to a study.
“Port wine birthmarks are capillary malformations and are the most frequent vascular birthmarks affecting 0.3% to 0.5% of infants,” Lynhda Nguyen, MD, of the department of dermatology and venereology at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, and colleagues wrote. “The current first-line therapy for PWB is pulsed dye laser (PDL)-mediated photothermolysis.”
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