Many dermatologic conditions respond very well to specific laser treatments. A laser is a high-energy beam of light that can selectively transfer its energy into tissue to treat the skin.
Physicians can use lasers to make incisions, vaporize tumors, close blood vessels, selectively reduce pigmentation, or even treat skin wrinkles. The laser makes it possible to change tissue without making an incision.
Laser Surgery at The UVM Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center has a group of expert specialists who utilize lasers for:
Other cosmetic issues
Our physicians use the following types of different lasers:
Pulsed Dye Laser for Vascular Lesions
For treatment of vascular lesions such as port wine stains, telangiectasia, hemangiomas and spider nevi. This laser is safe and effective in infants and children as well as adults
Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser and Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser
For the removal of tattoos and pigmented lesions such as freckles, age spots, and some benign birth marks.
For the treatment of small (<1mm) leg veins.
Coherent Ultrapulse® CO2 Laser
For the treatment of fine wrinkling and photoaging. Commonly referred to as "laser resurfacing".
Hair Removal Laser
A special type of Alexandrite laser designed to remove unwanted hair.
For more information about laser surgery at The UVM Medical Center, available services or cost, please call 802-847-4570.
Portions of this content excerpted from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.