Laser treatment of congenital and acquired vascular lesions. A review.

@article{Rothfleisch2002LaserTO,
  title={Laser treatment of congenital and acquired vascular lesions. A review.},
  author={Jeremy E Rothfleisch and Meredith Klein Kosann and Vicki J Levine and Robin A Ashinoff},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          1-18
        }
}
Several quasi-continuous-wave and pulsed lasers can effectively treat a variety of vascular lesions. The pulsed dye laser and its newer variants were specifically designed to target hemoglobin and, by increasing their wavelengths slightly, have successfully achieved greater depths of penetration. When used in to compliance with the theory of selective photothermolysis, these systems have been shown to be safe and to have a low incidence of adverse sequelae. With the concomitant use of epidermal… CONTINUE READING