|Authors||Richards KA, Garden JM|
|Journal||Semin Cutan Med Surg Volume: 19 Issue: 4 Pages: 276-86|
|Publish Date||2000 Dec|
The pulsed dye laser was originally developed for the treatment of vascular lesions, especially hemangiomas and port-wine stains. The central concept of pulsed-dye laser is to preserving the epidermis by allowing hemoglobin to be more precisely targeted within lesions. More recently, the pulsed dye laser has also been used in the treatment of a wide spectrum of nonvascular lesions. Because of its safety profile, and its selectivity in targeting lesions, therapists can comfortably treat a wide variety of lesions in all age groups and anatomic sites.