Nevus of Ota

**Nevus of Ota shows blue-gray-brownish lesion on the cheek, eyelid, ear and nasal region, often occures unilaterally. Some cases arise congenitally, another appears in adolescence. This condition is caused by proliferation of dermal melanocytes. Q-switched ruby laser is able to erase the colour of the lesion. The laser irradiation will be done in every 3 months, and requires at least 5 times treatments. Topical anesthesia will be done 1 hour prior to the laser treatment.
The National Health Insurance Program in Japan will cover 70% of the total cost for the laser treatment.
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**Nevus of Ota on the cheek:
before (upper) and 1 year after fifth laser treatments (lower).
Before laser treatment
2 years later
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