What is it?
Hori’s naevus is a type of skin pigmentation that occurs in the deeper layers of the skin, often resembling freckles. Also known as ABNOM (Acquired Bilateral Naevus of Ota-like Macules), Hori’s naevus is a skin pigmentation disorder that occurs as a result of one’s genetic predisposition, as well as external factors such as sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes, etc.
It is often observed in Asian women, although it can develop in anyone regardless of age, race or gender. Hori’s naevus often presents itself in the form of a group of brownish/greyish macules, which darken over time. It occurs mainly on the face, but can also develop on the neck, chest, back, etc.
How is it treated?
Hori’s naevus can be treated using various methods. This can be determined by the doctor, upon thorough consultation. The consultation can help identify the intensity of your condition, which can help accurately determine the best suited treatment option for you. Some common treatment methods for Hori’s naevus can include dermabrasion, laser treatments, etc. The most common treatment used, however, is laser treatment. Depending upon individual cases, the doctor can determine the kind of laser to be used for maximum results.
What are the Pre- and Post-procedure steps for Hori’s naevus treatment?
Before a laser treatment for your Hori’s naevus, you will be given several steps to follow, so as to ensure a smooth treatment session. Some steps can include avoiding smoking and drinking, as well as certain medications, in the days leading up to the treatment. Personalized steps to follow will also be given to you, depending upon your case.
After the laser treatment is complete, you will be asked to follow some aftercare steps that can help ease any discomfort and aid a speedy recovery, for maximum results and minimum side effects. Some such steps would include avoiding sun exposure as much as possible, and wearing sunscreen when going out.