Laser: Vascular Lesions

The laser treatment of spider angioma, facial telangiectasia, and spider veins, and varicose leg veins are most common. The mechanism of action is based on the theory of selective photothermolysis. For effective laser treatment with selective photothermolysis, the laser needs to penetrate to the depth of the target vessel. In addition, the laser exposure needs to be long enough to cause sufficient slow coagulation of the vessel.

The preferential absorption of photon energy by the target chromophore at specific wavelengths of light creates thermal energy, allowing for selective destruction of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin with only minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. This allows for selective destruction of superficial vascular lesions with minimal scarring.

Types Of Vascular Lesions:

  • Facial Flushing
  • Rosacea
  • Angioma
  • Telangiectasia
  • Acne redness
  • Dark Circle

How many treatments will I need?
Depending upon how severe the veins are, the amount of treatments can differ. Most patients will need two to six treatments in order to achieve the desired results. Patients who have large veins or a lot of veins may need additional treatments.