Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions

  • Sean W. Lanigan


  • A wide variety of cutaneous vascular disorders can be successfully treated with current lasers.

  • The pulsed dye laser enabled treatment of cutaneous vessels following principles of selective photothermolysis.

  • The pulsed dye laser is the most effective laser for the treatment of port wine stains but purpura limits its acceptability to patients for more cosmetic indications.

  • Facial telangiectasias can be treated by a variety of lasers, and purpura can be avoided by appropriate selection of laser parameters.

  • Leg vein telangiectasia can also be treated with lasers but sclerotherapy remains the gold standard.

  • Other cutaneous disorders such as psoriasis, warts and scars can be improved by targeting lesions cutaneous vessels by appropriate lasers.


Laser Treatment Intense Pulse Light Continuous Wave Laser Carbon Dioxide Laser Copper Vapor Laser 
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