Pulse Dye Laser Therapy for Spider Naevi

  • Dr Jamish Gandhi
  • Dr Ali Aldawood
  • Professor Swee T Tan

Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the treatment outcome of spider naevi using pulse dye laser (PDL) therapy.

Patients and Methods: This was a retrospective study reviewing the results of PDL on spider naevi in 49 consecutive patients undergoing PDL for spider naevi, between 15 October 2003 and 19 August 2008. A questionnaire was used to investigate patient satisfaction and recurrence.

Results: There was improvement seen in all patients with complete resolution in 31 patients (76%) and 67 lesions (82%). There was a high level of satisfaction with the treatment with 30 patients (78%) being very satisfid and six (15%) satisfid with the result. Hypopigmentation occurred in one patient. Two patients (4.9%) with a total of four lesions developed recurrence in two lesions only.

Conclusions: PDL is an effective and safe treatment of spider naevi.

Published
Jul 27, 2015
How to Cite
GANDHI, Dr Jamish; ALDAWOOD, Dr Ali; TAN, Professor Swee T. Pulse Dye Laser Therapy for Spider Naevi. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1257>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1776.
Section
Dermatology

Keywords

Spider naevi, Pulse dye laser, Vascular lesion