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Nevus of Ota

Nevus of Ota

Nevus of Ota is a cutaneous melanocytosis that causes brown-blue discoloration of the eye and the area around it. Laser therapy is the recommended course of treatment for Nevus of Ota. Beginning treatment at any age is possible, including when a child is still very young.

Our medical professionals care for patients of all ages, including newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers. Often, IPAL provides treatment for pediatric kids suffering from this illness. The kind of laser used on a patient depends on the kind of skin that patient has because we personalize treatment for each patient. Therapies can be carried out with either topical or local anesthetic, or in rare instances, with neither type of anesthesia. In most cases, more than one treatment will be necessary.

Symptoms of Ota Nevus

Nevus of Ota manifests itself as a pigmentation that is often blue or brown in color and occurs in the facial regions regulated by your trigeminal nerve. This nerve is essential for supplying feeling to your face and travels along the side of your face. It also helps control facial movement.

The region around your eyes, forehead, temple, cheek, and nose are potential sites of infection. It’s estimated that almost half of the persons who have this illness also have hyperpigmentation in their eyes. Hyperpigmentation can become darker and more widespread with age, as happens typically during puberty and after menopause. Sunshine has the potential to darken the lesions further.

Treatment at IPAL

Although nevus of Ota is usually harmless, some people may want to have it removed for aesthetic reasons.

There are numerous treatments offered at IPAL. Doctors point out that certain of these procedures could leave scars. Among these remedies are:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Lasers 
  • Lesions will be surgically removed.
  • Dermabrasion
  • Peels that are chemical
  • Hydroquinone-based topical bleaching agents