A Side-by-Side Prospective Study of Intense Pulsed Light and Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Vascular Lesions

@article{Fodor2006ASP,
  title={A Side-by-Side Prospective Study of Intense Pulsed Light and Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Vascular Lesions},
  author={Lucian Fodor and Ytzhack Ramon and Adriana Fodor and Nurit Carmi and Isaac J. Peled and Yehuda Ullmann},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={56},
  pages={164-170}
}
Recently, lasers and light systems are used more for the treatment of vascular lesions due to their noninvasiveness, ease of use, and short recovery time. This side-by-side prospective study compares results, satisfaction, and complications after intense pulsed light (IPL) and Nd:Yag laser treatment of small vascular lesions. Twenty-five patients with telangiectases, leg veins, or cherry angiomas underwent treatment of the same category of lesion in the same area. One year after completing… 

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