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Is It Safe to Use Pulsed Dye Laser Near the Lip Border?
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Pulse Dye Laser treatments are very safe
Treatments with pulse dye laser for vessels and vascular birthmarks are done safely all the time. It is a very effective treatment with very high patient satisfaction. WIsh you the best! Dr. Rasmussen
Pulsed Dye Laser around the lips
The pulsed dye laser is very safe for use around the lips and in fact we have treated port wine birthmarks and hemangiomas of the lip using it. The only side effect we see in this type of treatment is bruising. We ask patients for their consent to provide a bruising does when higher fluence (energy) treatments are required to remove a lesion. While it is safe to treat small veins on the vermilion border with this laser, there may be better options. The KTP laser (Laserscope Aura and similar...
Pulsed Dye Laser is safe around the lip border
The Pulsed Dye Laser can be used very safely and effectively around the lip border. In fact, in some cases of "birthmarks" like the port wine stain, We routinely will treat inside the mucosa of the mouth without any problems.
Pulsed dye laser
The pulsed dye laser has a wavelength of 585nm or 595nm depending on the laser. The target (chromophore) for this laser is blood (oxyhemoglobin) making it very effective for vascular birthmarks or superficial vascular changers in the skin. This laser is very superficial and penetrates the skin 0.7mm. It is absolutely safe to use around the cutaneous vermillion border of the lip.