Some pediatric skin lesions respond well to laser therapy

12/21/2011 | SkinAndAllergyNews.com

Dermatologists can use lasers to treat pediatric port wine stains, superficial hemangiomas, nevi and vitiligo, but lasers have not been proven for striae or café au lait spots, University of Miami Co-director of Pediatric Dermatology Dr. Jan Izakovic said at the annual meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. "I usually do a small test area first, and eventually increase the energy in small increments if there is no or too little effect," Izakovic said.

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