Laser Treatment for Any Type of Vascular Lesions


Vascular lesions are usually common and they are congenital, meaning they are present at birth or appear within few weeks after birth. These include abnormalities in veins, lymph vessels, capillaries, and arteries. There are many types of vascular lesions and the most common ones are, Hemangiomas, Port-wine stain, and spider-veins. For individualized care plan, visit


These are the most common type of lesions and appear as pinkish-red discoloration on skin of infants. They outgrow rapidly for six to twelve months and after that it begins to shrink slowly that may take years. It may leave permanent scar on the skin.

Hemangiomas that involves critical places like eyelid and ear canal cause potential dangers like loss of eyesight or problems with hearing and speech. These are to be treated aggressively.

Port-wine Stain

Port-wine stain is a birth mark usually caused by an abnormal formation of tiny blood vessels in the skin. These stains are flat and pink in color and grows bigger as the child grows and become even more darker and thicker.

Though treatments like freezing, surgery, radiation, and tattooing are there, laser therapy has been most effective in treating tiny blood vessels in the skin without causing you any damage.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are small veins that are damaged and they appear on the surface of the skin usually on face or legs. When the valve in the veins weaken, there is a blood pool in the veins and that causes increased pressure and swelling the veins.

These don’t cause you pain and they are not harmful, but for cosmetic problems people would like to remove it.

Most of the people get spider veins through genetics. Women have more chances of getting spider veins compared to men. For pregnant women, because of the extra weight of the fetus, they may develop spider veins.

The other reasons for spider veins include, age, pressure on face, standing for extended period, sun damage and overweight.

Laser Treatment for Vascular Malformation

Vascular lasers are safe and there has been a significant progress in the laser treatment and combination of laser treatments are used to treat various vascular lesions including warts, early scars, stretch marks, broken capillaries and such.

Experienced practitioner will study your condition and tailor a treatment customized for you. You will be asked to stop medications like, supplements, pain-killers, blood thinning agents couple of weeks prior to treatment to avoid any bruising. You may be given numbing agents to prevent any discomfort during treatment.

Common side effects of laser treatment include, redness, bruising, swelling and crusting and they can be cured by following some procedures. Ask your doctor about pre and post treatment instructions.

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