Laser treatment

There are several types of laser treatments that have been used to treat BHD patients’ skin lesions with some success, but the most commonly used are CO2 lasers, Erbium:YAG lasers, or a combination of the two.

Laser treatments can give good results initially, with little scarring, but long-term results seem to vary between patients. One study reports new skin lesion growth 6 months after treatment, whilst another study reports no new skin lesion growth four years after treatment.

 

Publication date: December 2014
Review date: December 2017