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We can treat spider telangiectasias with pulsed dye laser. It's device that is "tuned" to a specific wavelength of light and produces a bright light that is absorbed by blood vessels. The abnormal blood vessels are destroyed without damaging the surrounding skin.Marilyn Liang, MD, Assistant in Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital
We can treat spider telangiectasias with pulsed dye laser. It's device that is "tuned" to a specific wavelength of light and produces a bright light that is absorbed by blood vessels. The abnormal blood vessels are destroyed without damaging the surrounding skin.
Marilyn Liang, MD, Assistant in Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital
It can be upsetting when your doctor tells you that your child has spider telangiectasias. But don’t worry — they’re fairly common, and usually nothing more than a cosmetic problem. And if you want to get rid of the spider telangiectasias on your child’s skin, we can help.
Here’s what you need to know about spider telangiectasias:
How Children’s Hospital Boston approaches spider telangiectasias
The Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's is committed to providing you with a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:
Ours is the largest vascular anomalies center in the world, and we’re known for our science-driven approach. But our doctors never forget that your child is a child, and not just a patient. We specialize in innovative, family-centered care, and the dedicated, compassionate staff at Children’s is incredibly well qualified to care for your child.
Spider telangiectasias: Reviewed by Marilyn Liang, MD, © Children’s Hospital Boston, 2010
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