STL Volume 9 Number 8
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Lasers and intense pulsed light sources are frequently used for the treatment of pigmented lesions, and the appropriate selection of devices for different lesions is vital to achieving satisfactory clinical outcomes. In the removal of melanocytic nevi, a combined approach with a long-pulse pigmented laser and a Q-switched laser is particularly applicable.
Postherpetic neuralgia is a serious complication of herpes zoster that has a predilection for older individuals. Postherpetic neuralgia is often associated with significant morbidity, and it can cause insomnia, fatigue, depression and interference with daily activities in affected individuals.