Removal of Vascular Lesions - Plused Dye Laser
The Pulsed Dye Laser (Vbeam or Cynergy) produces a very bright beam of light that is absorbed by the blood vessels. This causes the vessels to heat up and collapse, destroying the vessels without damaging the surrounding skin structures. One or more treatment sessions may be needed to completely clear the condition depending on several factors. These factors include location of the lesion on the body, color, severity of the condition, and depth to which the lesion extends below the skin surface.
During treatment, patients experience mild discomfort, described as "being snapped by a rubber band". Just prior to each laser pulse, coolant is lightly sprayed onto the skin surface, cooling the upper layers of the skin in order to protect the skin surface and also provide patients with increased comfort.
After the laser treatment, patients may experience bruising and swelling of the skin at the treated site. This bruising is temporary and will resolve within 1 to 2 weeks. Swelling typically resolves within a few days. If bruising is unacceptable, a less aggressive treatment may be performed which leaves the skin mildly red following treatment. This redness usually resolves within 2 to 3 days.
After treatment, the
area should be treated with Vaseline ointment (white petrolatum) twice
daily until the bruising or redness disappears. Wash with a mild soap
twice daily, gently patting the surface dry. Water-based make-up may be
applied as a cover-up if the is no crusting present.
Pon offers Pulsed Dye Laser treatments at: