Vascular Skin Lesions

vascular lesions healing

Vascular skin lesions are much more common than we think and we find them quite often : vascular veins of the face and feet, hemangiomas, rosacea, cherry angiomas, poikiloderma civatte, granuloma pyogenicum, etc.

Treating these skin problems with the help of dye laser (PDL 595 nm) and neodymium laser (NdYag 1064 nm) is the most serious and effective approach giving spectacular improvements and excellent results.

It is important to emphasize that such treatment requires specific rules and techniques as well as experience and knowledge of the physician.

The patient should always be informed before the procedure about issues related to treatment such as

  1. Discomfort during treatment ( Instant stinging-burning sensation or pain)
  2. Possible purple color (bruise-purpura) on the area of ​​the skin we are treating
  3. Time of recovery (which is usually short) and
  4. Instructions for the patient after treatment at home.It should also be said that we avoid such treatments during the summer because of the sun's ultraviolet radiation.

Finally, it is important to mention that there are treatments where one session only is enough to give an excellent result and other treatments where more sessions may be needed to get a successful result. In that case the session is repeated after 1 , 2 or 3 months from the previous one depending on the problem.

Written by:
Panagiotis Koutsoumpos
Dermatologist-venereologist M.D., specialized in dermatological laser