Argon-pumped tunable dye laser therapy for facial port-wine stain hemangiomas in adults--a new technique using small spot size and minimal power.

@article{Scheibner1989ArgonpumpedTD,
  title={Argon-pumped tunable dye laser therapy for facial port-wine stain hemangiomas in adults--a new technique using small spot size and minimal power.},
  author={A. Scheibner and Ronald G Wheeland},
  journal={The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          277-82
        }
}
A low power, argon-pumped tunable dye laser was used to deliver yellow light of 577 nm. Individual blood vessels within port-wine stain hemangiomas were treated with a 0.1-mm beam of light using 8 X magnification. This technique permits excellent resolution of facial and nuchal port-wine stain hemangiomas in adults without the adverse complications of textural change, permanent pigmentation abnormality, or hypertrophic scarring.