Update on Lasers and Light Devices for the Treatment of Vascular Lesions

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Abstract

Patients frequently present to dermatologists for the treatment of vascular lesions, including facial telangiectases, diffuse redness, port wine stains (PWS), hemangiomas, and leg veins. There are many laser and light devices that can be used with excellent results. This article summarizes the available platforms that are commonly used for the treatment of superficial vascular lesions. Newer devices and techniques are highlighted with respect to the unique characteristics of individual lesions.

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