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

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Aug;20(8):2512-2514. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13911. Epub 2021 Jan 3.


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.

Keywords: Nd:YAG laser; nail abnormalities; onychomycosis; pincer nail.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Solid-State* / therapeutic use
  • Nail Diseases*
  • Nails / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult