Multiwavelength Laser Treatment of Venous Lakes
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2009
© 2009 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.
Volume 35, Issue 12, pages 1942–1946, December 2009
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RONCERO, M., CAÑUETO, J., BLANCO, S., UNAMUNO, P. and BOIXEDA, P. (2009), Multiwavelength Laser Treatment of Venous Lakes. Dermatologic Surgery, 35: 1942–1946. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01357.x
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2009
BACKGROUND Venous lakes (VLs) are common benign ectasias in the upper dermis, usually observed in older people. Different treatment strategies have been described as useful, such as cryosurgery, excision, and various types of laser.
OBJECTIVE We report our experiences using a multiwavelength laser, which has not been previously described.
PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine VLs in 30 patients were treated. Treatment with 595-nm pulsed-dye laser was conducted at 20 ms and 10 J/cm2, followed by 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser at 20 ms and 70 J/cm2.
RESULTS Complete resolution was observed in 38 lesions (95%). No complications after treatment were noted. One case developed a small scar.
CONCLUSIONS Multiwavelentgh laser (595 nm; 1,064 nm) provides a safe, fast, and effective option in the treatment of VLs.