Laser therapy of spider leg veins: clinical evaluation of a new long pulsed alexandrite laser.

@article{McDaniel1999LaserTO,
  title={Laser therapy of spider leg veins: clinical evaluation of a new long pulsed alexandrite laser.},
  author={David H McDaniel and Karen Ash and Jeffrey L Lord and John B Newman and Robert Adrian and Mark L. Zukowski},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
BACKGROUND The response of spider leg veins to laser or intense pulsed light therapy has generally been characterized by varying degrees of success and frequently inconsistent clinical response rates. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the 755 nm long pulsed infrared alexandrite (LPA) laser for the treatment of leg telangiectasias. METHODS This study was constructed in four phases. Phase I examined 28 patients with variable sized telangiectasias using 5… CONTINUE READING