Cutaneous amyloidosis

Overview

Amyloidosis is a disease with amyloid (abnormal protein) accumulating in one or more organs and causes organ dysfunction. If it deposits in the skin, we call it cutaneous amyloidosis.

 

Features

Cutaneous amyloidosis is a common skin disorder among Asians and South Americans. As the disorder is pruritic and not good looking, it may affect one's social and emotional status. However, the disease is resistant to most conventional treatments. Dr. Lee, a specialist in our hospital, has engaged in this area for many years and has a good skill to manage this disease by CO2 laser or Er-YAG laser. To get rid of the annoying problem, our medical cosmetic center would be the best choice!

 

Procedure

We will explain to you detailedly about how the treatment is done, how to care the skin after treatment, the risk and complications of the treatment and when you will see the effect. Before treatment, we will do local anesthesia to decrease pain. Then the amyloid lesions will be ablated by laser. The treated area will be covered with antibiotic ointment and gauze. If you have any discomforts during laser therapy, please tell the doctor.

 

Notification

  • You might feel a little pain or have mild bleeding over laser site. Mild swelling with erythematous change is a normal reaction. The crust would shed off spontaneously after 5-7 days.
  • Wound infection after the treatment is very rare.
  • Post-laser hyperpigmentation happens sometimes. Please do sun protection well after laser therapy.

 

Estimated Cost

Prices are subject to change without prior notice, need to pay in accordance with the actual medical expenses.


Before treatment


After treatment


Not treated (right half) and treated (left half)


Not treated (right half) and treated (left half)