Alexandrite lasers can be used to treat vascular (reddish blood-based) lesions, like hemangiomas and small blue facial veins. They are not the first-choice laser for this purpose.
What It's Good For
Alexandrite lasers may remove vascular lesions like hemangiomas, venous lakes, and telangiectasias (small dilated blood vessels near your skin's surface). They may also be useful for small, blue colored spider veins.
Who it works for: Alexandrite lasers are only suitable for individuals with fair to medium-toned complexions - .
Recommended age range: Alexandrite lasers can treat vascular lesions on patients of any age. For example, hemangiomas, small, bright-red birthmarks, often appear at birth.
When will I see results?: Most vascular lesions can be treated in two to six treatments.
How long it lasts: Alexandrite lasers can permanently remove existing vascular lesions. As new ones develop with age, you'll need to undergo further treatments.
Key benefits of alexandrite laser vascular treatments: Most alexandrite lasers make use of a cooling system that makes the treatment more comfortable.
Licensed uses: Speak with your physician to determine whether the alexandrite laser device used in their practice is FDA approved.