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