Removal of Birthmarks
Benign vascular lesions (birth marks, port wine stains, strawberry
hemangiomas) affect about 20 percent of the population --- from
newborns to older adults, males and females alike. Since 1992, Beth
Israel Medical Center's department of dermatology has been using
the vascular lesion laser* to successfully treat benign vascular
lesions. Patients no longer need to suffer the potential medical
and psychological consequences of living with vascular lesions.
The laser is a flashlamp pulsed-dye unit used as an alternative
to dermatological procedures. The Candela laser is safe for all
ages and is designed to preserve normal skin texture, color and
feel. It virtually eliminates the risk of scarring associated with
previous treatment methods. The laser is focused exclusively on
the targeted vessels, limiting the effects of on the surrounding
The Candela laser can treat any vascular lesion or blood vessel
on the surface of the skin, but can not be used for tattoo removal.
The most common treatable conditions:
For questions or more information, write to or contact the department
of dermatology at (212) 844-8800.
*manufactured by Candela Corporation