Will Pulsed Dye Laser Cause Any Side Effect (Permanent or Otherwise) if Done on Facial Angioma?
Facial Angioma Laser Treatment Side Effects
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Pulsed Dye Laser Safe for Facial Angiomas
Laser treatment of angiomas on the face and body
Facial angiomas are best treated with pulse dye lasers. Small angiomas are easy to treat and rarely are associated with complications. I perform this treatment often in my office.
Side Effects from Pulsed Dye Laser for BLood Vessel Treatment
Pulsed dye lasers can be used for the treatment of blood vessels. They target the blood cells and cause the blood vessels to be destroyed. Side effects can occur, and these include discomfort during the procedure, swelling, and bruising. A rare side effect is the development of a scar. This can happen if the skin is not properly cooled during the procedure and excess heat is applied to the skin. Scarring is a rare side effect, but theoretically could occur. It is important to have the procedure performed by a physician experienced in using the laser.
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Pulsed dye laser
While any laser treatment has risks, pulsed dye lasers are the standard of care for treatment of small facial angiomas and port wine stains in patients over the age of 10. Scars are rare.
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