Haemangiomas, a congenital birthmark commonly present in childhood, are well treated by lasers. The capillary malformations of Port Wine colour of the skin, can affect large areas of the face or body. Treated with laser several sessions are required. An assessment is necessary to define the type of lesion and the most suitable laser for the treatment.
Tattoos, scars and Keloids
A hard and fibrous tissue within the limits of a scar is called hypertrophic scar and if present in excess, out of its limits, is known as a keloid. Both these types of scars can be treated with lasers. As for the removal of tattoos, the laser is an advantageous option of treatment. The physician should select the appropriate laser for optimal resolution of the treatment of the aforementioned disorders.
Have excellent response to laser treatment. Revision of scarred tissue will improve depressed scars, elevated edges, or "ice pick" scars.
Lentigines, Seborrheic Warts, Fibromas and Xanthelasmas.
Dark spots on the skin, resulting from excessive sun exposure or skin aging are called lentigo or lentigines. They are benign lesions like seborrheic warts and fibromas that occur due to excess sebum and skin fibre deformation, respectively. Lasers achieve very effective results in the treatment of these lesions, as well in the treatment of xanthelasmas, skin imperfections on the eyelids due to fat deposition.
Lesions on the lips, face and other body areas, not only those superficially located but also those that penetrate the dermis, can be successfully treated with lasers. Basal cell carcinomas and other skin cancers and precancers are also excellent indications for laser surgery. Treatment respects neighbouring tissue condition and tissue repair with excellent cosmesis.
Rhinophyma (deformities of the nose) and café au lait spots.
Growth and deformation of nose tissue and soft tissue due to production of excess fat, can be successfully and precisely remodelled very with lasers. Similarly, pigmentation, usually located on the face known as café au lait, is also a good indication for laser treatment.
Keratoses and warts of hands and feet.
The extreme calluses and localized viral warts of feet and hands, are easily spread and proliferate. Laser surgery removes them cleanly. Residual lesion produce no postoperative pain, recovery is quick with virtually no relapses.
Warts and anal injuries.
Viral skin lesions located in or around the anus, are treated using local anaesthesia. Warts are burned with the laser. Surgery is relatively quick and recovery is fast.
Varicose veins or telangiectasias of the face and legs.
Facial telangiectasias are small varicose veins caused by dilated blood capillaries on the nose and cheeks. They sometimes look like small spider veins and are effectively treated with the laser.
Broken vessels located on the face and legs are aesthetically unacceptable and have found in laser treatment a fast and efficient solution. The treatment of both blue veins and those purple or reddish in color can be accompanied by chemical and / or cold foams that complement the laser treatment well. Venous lakes or capillaries located on the lips which are noticed as a bluish lump, are frequent in the elderly. This type of lesion is dealt with successfully with laser treatment.
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