Laser therapy focuses on the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin by heating up the blood vessels. This causes the blood vessels to coagulate which leads to favorable changes in the appearance of the lesions.
Kinds of Vascular Lesions That Can Be Treated by Laser Therapy
The different types of lesions that respond well to laser treatment include:
• Facial Telangiectasias
• Port Wine Stains
• Erythema from Rosacea
• Hematomas (Bruising)
Facial Telangiectasia is a superficial blood vessel located on the neck, chin, cheeks, chest and nose. These visible blood vessels are mostly small and dilated.
Port Wine Stains
Studies have shown that 3 in every 1,000 children are born with this vascular anomaly. Port Wine Stains are caused by an insufficient supply of nerve fibers on some part of the skin. When this occurs, the small blood vessels expand dis proportionally without adequate control which causes leakage of the blood vessels and results in blood stains beneath the skin.
Erythema from Rosacea
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that affects at least 14 million Americans. It is usually accompanied by erythema which is a flushing (redness) of the skin. This condition may also result in acne-like symptoms.
Hemangiomas, which are commonly referred to as strawberry marks, are localized groups of excess blood vessels that are dense and irregular in shape.
Poikiloderma are lesions on the skin which may result in atrophy, telangiectasias, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation. They are usually found on the neck and chest area and are mostly caused by sun burns or other forms of skin damage. Poikiloderma is chiefly identified by patches of red pigmentation on the skin.
Couperose is a similar condition to rosacea in that they share the same red, blotchy appearance. The reddish appearance is caused by the visibility of red blood cells on the face that are small and wide.
Hematomas, commonly known as bruises, are caused by trauma or disease and result in the localized gathering of blood outside of the blood vessels.
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