Published Date: January 1, 2019

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1927-nm fiber-optic diode laser: A novel therapeutic option for facial steatocystoma multiplex

Authors: Dong Uk Cheon, Joo Yeon Ko

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Oct;18(5):1326-1329. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12849. Epub 2018 Dec 30.


Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a cutaneous disorder that presents with multiple yellowish intradermal cysts originating from the pilosebaceous ducts. Although various treatments have been attempted to improve cosmetic outcomes, no optimal treatment strategy has been established to date. A 41-year-old man presented with a 10-year history of multiple skin-colored papulonodules over his entire body. He was diagnosed with SM, and we treated his facial SM with a 1927-nm diode laser. Two treatment sessions at a 5-week interval led to cosmetically excellent outcomes. There was no recurrence at the 8-month follow-up. Herein, we present a case of SM that was successfully treated with a 1927-nm fiber-optic diode laser.

PMID: 30597723DOI: 10.1111/jocd.12849