Laser surgery can be used to reduce small blood vessels,
reddened scars, or pigmentation.
Good candidates for the dye laser have a red to purple vascular birthmark,
tiny blood vessels visible on the face, or scars that have failed to fade in color.
Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia,
and patients go home the same day. Treated areas require careful wound care to
optimize healing. It may take 7-14 days for the skin to heal. During that time
the skin may weep or crust. Dye laser treatment of vascular birthmarks may need to be repeated several
times for improvement to be seen.
Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks
and benefits of this procedure and determine if laser
surgery is right for you.
Please note, any patient
considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall
good health and currently a non-smoker.
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