Laser Treatment for Hemanginoma
Both types of hemangioma can be treated with the right type of laser. Treatments are quick and minimally painful and do not require any anesthesia. Spider hemangiomas, because they reside deeper in the skin, are best treated with a long-pulse Nd:YAG laser. This laser has a longer (infrared range) wavelength that penetrates to the necessary depth in the skin to coagulate the central “feeder vessel” of the lesion. In most cases, only one treatment will successfully eradicate the hemangioma. Larger cherry angiomas can also be treated with the long-pulse Nd:YAG laser; smaller lesions may need to be treated with a green light KTP laser.