After treatment (5 months later)
I came to the hospital because I had been worried about spots on my cheeks since I was a high school student. After diagnosing ADM, pretreatment with oral cinal and tranexamic acid was performed 2 months before irradiation, and both cheeks were irradiated with Q-switched ruby laser. It is a photograph that has passed 5 months after one irradiation. In the future, we will consider the second time while watching the progress. Acquired dermal melanocytosis (ADM) is a grayish-brown pigmented spot on the cheeks, temples, and base of the nose. It develops in the late teens and 30s, and is often found in people over the age of 20. The cause of ADM is unknown, but unlike "blemishes", it is sometimes called "bruises" because pigment cells and pigmentation are found in the deep part of the skin (dermis). Treatment is Q-switched laser only. In many cases, it is not possible to remove all of them with a single irradiation, so re-irradiation should be done after 6 months.
With a wavelength of 694nm, it is a laser that destroys the melanin pigment inside the skin, and can be expected to have effects such as removing spots, bruises, and tattoos. The laser acts selectively on the melanin pigment only, so it does not damage the surrounding normal tissue.