Treatment of pincer nail deformity with 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser

Daye M., Durmaz K.

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol.20, no.8, pp.2512-2514, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jocd.13911
  • Journal Name: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2512-2514
  • Keywords: nail abnormalities, Nd:YAG laser, onychomycosis, pincer nail
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Pincer nail (PN) is a nail disorder that cannot resolve spontaneously and sometimes necessitates surgical intervention. The etiological factors and gold standard treatment for the PN are still uncertain. We present a 24-year-old woman suffering from the PN and were treated with 1064-nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. There were PN deformities in the left and right thumbnails. The left one was treated with four sessions of 1064-nm. Nd:YAG laser.