How effective is Nd:YAG laser treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A prospective, randomized, controlled study for patients with stage II to III hidradenitis suppurativa was designed in order to assess the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser effectiveness in the treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa. After a 3-month laser session was administrated, the percentage change in severity of the disease from baseline was significant for all anatomic sites combined and each individual anatomic site as well. Thus, the effectiveness of this hair epilation device supports the primary follicular pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa. [16] More research is needed before Nd:YAG laser can be established as a standard treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa. [1]

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