Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures - Vascular Laser
The vascular laser can treat vascular lesions such as telangiectasias or spider veins, port wine stain birthmarks, and strawberry hemangiomas. Leg veins up to 2 mm. in width can be eliminated. What all these conditions have in common is that they are made up of abnormal blood vessels in the skin.
They all vary in severity for example, telangiectasias, or broken blood vessels, usually involve single vessels and are often harmless. Port wine stains, on the other hand, tend to grow with the patient, usually infants, darken in color and will never go away if left untreated. Hemangiomas grow very rapidly after birth but often go away with time.
Some, however may impair vision or breathing and should be treated before they are allowed to advance to this stage. In addition, warts, red and raised scars and inflammatory lesions such as psoriasis can be treated by targeting their rich vascular supply.