Can I have visible surface capillaries treated with a laser?

I have an area on my upper chest with many very visible surface capillaries that appeared after radiation therapy for breast cancer. They are not raised. Can I have them treated with a laser?

There are many lasers with different wavelengths for different sized veins. It is a good idea to consult with a surgeon who lives and breathes lasers and can guide you to which laser would get the optimal result.

Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
601 E Arrellaga StSanta BarbaraCA93103US

Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS

601 E Arrellaga St, #103, Santa Barbara, CA,
UNITED STATES, 93103

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Yes, visible capillaries can be treated, though usually by an IPL (a laser like machine) rather than an actual laser. These after radiation therapy are quite common.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Robert T. Buchanan, MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan, MD

209 Hospital Dr, #202, Highlands, NC,
UNITED STATES, 28741

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Yes, it is indeed possible. Make sure you are out of the acute phases of recovery from your radiation treatments before you consider laser ablation of these capillaries to avoid hypopigmentation. Your radiation therapy provider should be able to guide you to as when the time is right.

Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

18 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC, UNITED STATES,
29150