Dermatology laser treatment WITH sedation

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This guide will help give you general information about laser treatments for skin problems caused by changes to blood vessels. Also find answers to some common questions about the treatment and sedation.

Key points

  • Laser treatment uses energy from light to make some skin problems less noticeable. Different types of lasers are used for different skin problems. The inforamtion here is about laser used for treating skin problems caused by changes to blood vessels.
  • Children under 6 years old receive laser treatment under sedation as they often do not tolerate the treatment without sedation.
  • Your child must not eat or drink for several hours before their appointment. The health-care team will provide specific insructions for your child.
  • It may take only a few laser treatment sessions to improve your child's skin condition, or it may take many sessions. Different skin problems need different numbers of treatments.
Last updated: March 17th 2024