Successful Treatment of a Residual, Thick, Infantile Hemangioma in a Darker Phototype Pediatric Patient Using the 755-nm Long-Pulsed Alexandrite Laser

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Infantile hemangiomas are common, benign tumors of childhood that are estimated to affect approximately 5% to 10% of children.1 When large and deep, infantile hemangiomas can pose therapeutic challenges for clinicians, especially when they do not completely involute. There is limited experience using the 755-nm long-pulsed alexandrite laser for hypertrophic port-wine stains and infantile hemangiomas.2–5 The authors present a case of a thick, partially treated, residual infantile hemangioma effectively and safely treated with the 755-nm long-pulsed alexandrite laser using pulse stacking in a dark phototype patient.
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