What is Nevus of Ota?
Nevus of Ota, also called as the Birthmark, is a skin condition that affects the upper third of the dermal layer in skin. It appears as bluish grey color patch affecting the forehead, temple, malar area and periorbital skin. It may be congenital or acquired. Commonly seen in females and often is unilateral.
Why does it occur?
Nevus of Ota occurs when increased numbers of pigment cells are present in the upper layers of the skin dermis.
How is it different from the Nevus of Ito?
Nevus of Ito also presents as a bluish-grey patch but most commonly located on the shoulders or upper arm.
What is the procedure?
During the procedure, a local anesthetic cream is applied to minimize discomfort. Patients may experience mild redness and swelling that gets resolved within a few days. Post procedure antibiotic creams and instructions are given to the patients. Strict sun protection is advised while on the treatment.
How does the Laser work?
Q switched laser works through selective destruction of the pigment cells in the dermis without causing damage to the surrounding normal skin.
How many sessions are required?
2-6 sessions are required depending on the size of the lesion.