Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Spot) Treatment & Management

Updated: May 23, 2016
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Opaque cosmetics may be used as camouflage for Mongolian spots.

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Surgical Care

The value of lasers in Mongolian spot is uncertain. However, in a retrospective study of 26 Japanese patients, the Q-switched alexandrite laser showed better outcomes in extrasacral lesions treated at a younger age. [38] The Q-switched ruby laser was used in the treatment of aberrant mongolian spots in 53 patients; it was more effective in exposed areas versus nonexposed areas. [9]

Intense pulsed light is also an effective method for the treatment of aberrant Mongolian spots. [39]

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