Pulsed Dye Laser
We now offer pulsed dye laser for the treatment of vascular birthmarks and many other vascular skin lesions, including port wine stains (capillary malformations), infantile hemangiomas (including ulcerated hemangiomas), and spider angiomas/telangiectasias.
how does it work ?
The pulsed dye laser uses energy from visible light at a wavelength of 595 nm to target small, superficial blood vessels in the skin. The hemoglobin in these blood vessels absorb the energy from the laser, resulting in the generation of heat that selectively damages the blood vessels in the skin.
what skin lesions can be treated ?
Skin lesions amenable to treatment with the pulsed dye laser include port wine stains (capillary malformations), infantile hemangiomas, pyogenic granulomas, spider angiomas/telangiectasias, cherry angiomas, keloid scars, and rosacea.
what can i expect during treatment ?
Laser treatments are done in the office with the use of a topical anesthetic cream, if needed, as the treatment may be slightly painful. There may be some bruising after the treatment, which typically resolves within a few days. Depending on the nature of the skin lesion that is being treated, more than one treatment may be required.
How much does each treatment cost ?
The cost of treatment depends on several factors, including the the type of skin lesion that is being treated, and how large of an area or how many individual skin lesions are being treated at the same time. Treatment of some skin lesions, including spider angiomas/telangiectasias and rosacea, is typically considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by medical insurance.