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Vascular lesions are made up of a network of blood vessels that are close to the skin surface
and therefore can cause the skin to be pink, red or purple in color, such as spider veins and broken blood vessels of the
face and legs.
The vascular laser emits an intense and highly concentrated
beam of light with a specific wavelength, which is absorbed by the red color present in red blood cells in blood vessels. Lasers
with a yellow or green light can selectively be absorbed by the red color which then causes the destruction of the blood vessels.
Hemoglobin, the red pigment in blood, absorbs the green light. The laser’s light energy heats and seals
off the blood vessels so that no blood flows through it, and the vessel is eventually reabsorbed by the body.
Multiple laser treatments are necessary to destroy a vascular
lesion. Most spider veins require 1 to 4 laser treatments, where as port-wine stains require an average of 7-9 treatments
for significant lightening. The set up of the laser is individualized. A local anesthetic to lessen the snapping
sensation of the laser may be necessary in the area to be treated.