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Vascular Pigmented Lesion Removal

Vascular pigmented lesions, also known as vascular birthmarks or pigmented nevi, can often be a source of self-consciousness. These blemishes may vary in size and color and can appear anywhere on the body. Fortunately, advancements in dermatology and aesthetic medicine have made it possible to remove or reduce the appearance of these lesions. 

Vascular pigmented lesions are skin imperfections that result from an overabundance of blood vessels (vascular component) and pigmentation (pigmented component) in a specific area of the skin. They can appear in various forms, including port wine stains, hemangiomas, and café-au-lait spots.

The Science of Vascular Pigmented Lesion Laser Removal

Laser therapy for vascular pigmented lesion removal works by targeting the excess blood vessels and pigmentation in the affected area. Various laser treatments are available, each emitting specific wavelengths of light to address the specific colors and structures of these lesions. Here are some of the key laser therapies:

  1. Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL): PDL emits yellow light that specifically targets the red pigment in vascular lesions. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing them to heat up and collapse. Over time, the body reabsorbs the damaged vessels, leading to the fading of the lesion.
  2. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): IPL therapy uses a broad spectrum of light to target both red and brown pigments in the lesions. This versatile treatment can be customized to address different colors and structures.
  3. Nd:YAG Laser: This laser emits longer wavelengths that penetrate deeper into the skin. It’s particularly effective for deeper or resistant lesions.

Benefits of Vascular Pigmented Lesion Laser Removal

Vascular pigmented lesion laser removal offers numerous advantages:

  • Effective Removal: Laser therapy is highly effective in fading or completely removing vascular pigmented lesions, leading to a smoother and more even skin tone.
  • Minimal Discomfort: The procedures are generally well-tolerated and involve minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia or cooling methods may be used to enhance comfort during treatment.
  • Quick and Convenient: Laser treatments are relatively quick, and you can typically resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
  • Boosted Confidence: Removing these lesions can enhance self-confidence, reduce self-consciousness, and improve overall quality of life.


Downtime for this treatment can range anywhere between 7-14 days, depending on the intensity of the treatment. Clients should experience redness and even potential bleeding, which is followed by crusting and scabbing. Eventually, the scab will desquamate off the surface of the skin, allowing for a smoother and more even appearance. Proper at-home care is very important once the lesion has been treated.

Although this treatment is quick and easy, the number of treatment sessions will vary per client. It can be as simple as one treatment to remove a smaller raised lesion, or it could require several treatments if the lesion is large and flat.

In the journey to reveal your most flawless self, vascular pigmented lesion removal serves as the key to unlock newfound confidence. Bid farewell to blemishes and embrace your radiant, unblemished skin. 

Here at Skin Prick, our goal is to provide our clients with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of all our cosmetic procedures we offer, and to provide a completely customizable series of treatments to achieve their desired results.

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