Comparison of potassium titanyl phosphate vascular laser and hyfrecator in the treatment of vascular spiders and cherry angiomas

  title={Comparison of potassium titanyl phosphate vascular laser and hyfrecator in the treatment of vascular spiders and cherry angiomas},
  author={Goutam Dawn and Girish Gupta},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  • G. DawnG. Gupta
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Medicine
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Patients with vascular spiders and angiomas, especially on exposed sites, demonstrate considerable psychological morbidity and therefore request treatment. Traditionally, electrosurgical modalities have been used to treat such lesions, but more recently lasers have been introduced. This open study assesses the efficacy of these two treatment modalities, scoring patients' preference and psychological morbidity before and after treatment. All patients had two vascular spiders or angiomas. One… 

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  • Andrea Willey
  • Medicine
    Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
  • 2010
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