The efficacy of a single-session pro-yellow laser in the treatment of facial telangiectasia

Abstract

Facial telangiectasia (FT) is a condition in which small dilated vessels visibly protrude on the surface of the skin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single-session pro-yellow laser in the treatment of FT and spider angioma (SA) to compare it with a limited number of studies conducted on this subject. In this pilot study, we reviewed 41 patients who admitted to our dermatology clinic with FT and SA and were treated by using pro-yellow laser. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated using the recorded clinical information and digital camera images. The improvement was graded as complete (90–100%), very good (75–89%), good (50–74%), moderate (25–49%), and weak (< 25%). Of the 41 patients included in the study, 37 (90.2%) had FT and four (9.8%) had SA. Twenty-two patients were female and 19 were male. Pro-yellow laser therapy was generally well tolerated by patients, and minimal pain occurred during the application. In 1-month follow-up, good, very good, or complete recovery was achieved in 51.4% of the FT patients. The new pro-yellow laser only has a yellow light wavelength. Its unique wavelength at 577-nm yellow light is ideal for vascular lesions. In this study, 51.4% of the patients with FT achieved good, very good, or complete improvement after a single session of 577-nm pro-yellow laser, and complete improvement was achieved in all the four patients with SA.

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Turkmen, D., Altunisik, N. & Sener, S. The efficacy of a single-session pro-yellow laser in the treatment of facial telangiectasia. Lasers Med Sci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-020-03082-3

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Keywords

  • Facial telangiectasia,
  • Laser therapy,
  • Pro-yellow laser,
  • Spider angioma,
  • 577 nm