Spider Angioma on Face, Can I Laser It While Nursing?

I was referred to another doctor after having three treatments, but I am pregnant now and was told to wait because the hormones can effect my skin's reaction. Do I have to wait until I'm done nursing too?

Doctor Answers (4)

Spider angioma treatment with laser

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Spider angiomas can occur as a result of hormones during pregnancy. It is safe to undergo laser treatment for spider angiomas while you are nursing. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser treatments to spider angiomata during breast feeding

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It is perfectly safe to have laser treatments while breast feeding.  There are no toxins that would be released into the breast milk.  I am curious why you have needed three treatments and still have the angiomata.  The best laser for these lesions combines a 1064 ND/Yag laser with a pulsed dye laser.  Make sure that is what you are treated with.

Kenneth L. Stein, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Vascular laser therapy while nursing

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I agree that it is not wise to perform vascular laser treatments during pregnancy as, due to hormonal and blood volume issues, this can be nonproductive.  I do perform vascular laser treatments while someone is breatfeeding.  However, sometimes vessels that are apparent during preganacy fade substatially afterwards any may not require treatment.  I would discuss this with your doctor.

Brian Biesman, MD
Nashville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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PDL for treating spider angiomas

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The PDL laser which is used to treat a spider angioma uses "visible light" -- not ionizing radiation like an "X-Ray"; therefore, there would be no harm to the baby.  It is a safe treatemtent to have done, even while nursing.

Deborah Sarnoff, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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