Vascular Laser and Light Treatments
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Vascular Laser and Light Treatments


This chapter provides an overview of vascular targeting light treatments applied to treatment of commonly encountered cutaneous vascular lesions, specifically port wine birthmarks (PWBs), infantile hemangiomas (IHs), and telangiectasias. Evidence-based recommendations are provided regarding light-based treatment effectiveness, preoperative evaluation, treatment techniques, safety, and postoperative management. We also discuss device and drug combinations which have been utilized including photodynamic therapy or laser in combination with antiangiogenic agents for PWBs and beta-blockers with lasers for IHs. This chapter provides a practical, concise, and evidence-based guide for the utilization of vascular-specific laser treatments available today.

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