Treating Vascular Blemishes With Lasers
Pulsed Dye Lasers are used to treat Port Wine Stain removal as well as treatment for Rosacea and Angiomas. Remember, the earlier an area of scar formation is treated, the better.
Is the laser safe?
The Pulsed Dye Laser is the only laser approved by the FDA for use in children!
What types of vascular skin conditions can be treated?
The Pulsed Dye Laser is particularly effective for port wine stains of the face, and hand, Rosacea, angiomas, hemangiomas, and telangiectasia (tiny veins). For Port Wine Stains, the earlier the treatment can be started, the better the chance of success. Multiple treatments are usually required for all but the most simple lesions, such as angiomas.
How does the laser reduce or prevent scars?
The Pulsed Dye Laser works on the small blood vessels that make up the "vascular" lesion. These tiny or micro-vessels contain hemoglobin, which is the lazer's target. The hemoglobin absorbs the "yellow" laser light; this produces a concentrated heat which destroys the walls of the blood vessels. Over several weeks the body naturally absorbs the remains of the blood vessels, thereby clearing up the "vascular" lesion.
Does insurance cover port wine scars treatment?
Usually not, however, clinics will provide you with a receipt which you may submit to your respective insurance company.