Elisabeth G. Richard, MD
Light therapy for skin disease

Pulse Dye Laser Treatment

Telangiectasias or so-called broken veins on the face, often part of rosacea, as well as portwine stains, hemangiomas in children and red-spots on the body in adults all can be selectively destroyed. The Candela pulsed-dye laser was the first selective laser and it was designed to destroy small blood vessels in the skin by recognizing the red color of red blood cells in blood vessels. The Candela V-Beam is highly effective and it can often remove blood vessels without bruising so that downtime is minimal.