Vascular-Specific Laser Treatment


Vascular-specific laser treatment, a laser is used to target built-up red blood cells. These blood cells quickly heat up and burst.

What is it?

Vascular-specific laser treatment is a procedure used on the skin to treat many different kinds of conditions. The procedure uses safe and effective modern laser technology to treat things like birthmarks, redness of face and neck, warts, Rosacea, leg veins and stretch marks.

What should I do to prepare?

Patients needing vascular specific laser treatment should not go tanning before surgery. Patients should also discontinue taking certain medications as directed by the doctor. The patient may benefit from a numbing cream applied 30 to 90 minutes before surgery, at the discretion of the doctor.

What happens during the process?

The patient reclines or lies down and is given protective eyewear. The parameters of the laser will be set based on the condition of the patient and his or her skin type. The laser will likely produce a bright flash and feel similar to a band snapping against the skin during the for the duration of the procedure. After the procedure, ice packs are generally administered to reduce swelling and pain. More treatment may be necessary depending on the patient’s condition and level of success.

What are the risks and potential complications?

There are some risks and complications associated with vascular specific laser treatment. Some of these risks include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Blistering
  • Skin discoloration
  • Infection
  • Scarring


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