What are Vascular lasers?
The abnormal blood vessel in the skin is specifically targeted by vascular laser, by keeping the surrounding skin unharmed.
These vascular lasers are effective and very safe to use when executed by a professional expert. They are generally more effective on the face than on other areas of the body, and multiple treatments are often required to achieve the best results.
Over the past few decades, vascular laser technology has progressed significantly.
There are many different types and combinations of lasers which can be used to treat vascular lesions including:
Continuous or quasi-continuous wave lasers
Argon pumped tunable dye laser
Copper vapor and copper bromide laser (now rarely used)
Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (KTP) laser
Pulsed dye laser (PDL)
Long-pulse dye lasers
Frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd: YAG laser
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light which is not a true laser but can be used to treat vascular lesions by using filters to deliver an appropriate wavelength of light.
To treat the following skin conditions vascular lasers can be used:
Port wine stain birthmarks
Broken capillaries or telangiectases
Redness of the face and neck
Some leg veins
Red stretch marks