Clinical Outcome of Ichthyosis Treated with Continuous Wave CO2 Laser

Melissa Morrison Toyos* and Rolando Toyos

Inherited genetic congenital ichthyosis is a rare heterogeneous group of skin disorders present at birth and throughout life. Some children have normal skin at birth and develop scaling and roughness in the early years of life. The associated scaly patches of skin can be disfiguring and are known to cause significant amounts of psychological stress to those affected. Treatments in the literature range from retinoid, keratolytics, ultraviolet light, herbal skin care products, thick over the counter moisturizers and dietary supplements. We report a case of congenital ichthyosis successfully treated with fractionated CO2 laser to improve cosmesis.