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Spring 2011, Vol. 19 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2011) 19, 24-28


Case Report

Granuloma faciale successfully treated with the pulsed dye laser

CL Black, C James, SC Huilgol

Abstract
A 56-year-old female presented with a four-year history of several red-brown plaques on her cheeks and forehead. Clinical and histological findings were consistent with granuloma faciale. She had previously been treated unsuccessfully with cryotherapy, mometasone furoate 0.1% cream, intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (10 mg/mL) and a three-month course of oral dapsone. Treatment with the 595-nm pulsed dye laser was therefore attempted. The patient underwent six treatments in total over a period of three years. She achieved complete resolution of her lesions with no scarring or recurrence evident at follow-up 31 months later.