Dr. Gaston Dumais, M.D. Dermatologist - a.b.l.s., l.m.c.c., c.r.s.c., c.s.p.q., f.r.c.p. (c) - Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery (1986)

Laser Treatments

of frequent skin lesions

Vascular Lesions of the skin: Vbeam Perfecta Aura KTP Lumenis or Sciton Nd:YAG, Excel V lasers = and apparatus IPL, BBL

  • nevus flammeus (port-wine malformation)
  • cherry hemangioma, venous lakes (lips)
  • varicosities of lower extremities
  • generalized facial erythema
  • telangietatic vessel of the face (blemishes - rosacea)
  • non specific telangiectatic vessel of the face
  • vascular spider (nevus araneus)
  • capillary hemangioma (strawberry mark)
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • poikiloderma (neck, chest)

Laserbrasion with Erbium: YAG lasers: MicroLaserPeel, ProFractional or Conbio CO2 Silk-FeatherTouch, Fraxel re:pair, Portrait Plasma and Endymed Pro Intensif apparatus

  • acne scars
  • wrinkles and fine lines (rejuvenation)
  • rhinophyma (hypertrophic nose)

Warts: CO2, Vbeam Perfecta and Excel V lasers

  • juvenile flat warts
  • plantar warts
  • periungual warts
  • condylomas (moist warts, venereal warts)
  • molluscum contagiosum

Pigmented Benign Lesions: Ruby, Palomar or PicoWay picosecond lasers

  • lentigines (actinic, age spots)
  • freckles
  • café-au-lait spots
  • junctional flat pigmented naevi
  • some types of superficial melasma
  • pigmented congenital birth marks
  • Becker's nevus
  • nevus of OTA
  • postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

Tattoo Removal: PicoWay picosecond laser de Syneron-Candela

This picosecond laser allows us to reduce the number of treatment sessions necessary by comparison to the traditional lasers used up to now.

CO2, Erbium:YAG and Vbeam Perfecta and Excel V lasers

  • keloids and hypertrophic scars

Precancerous Lesions: CO2 laser by Resurfacing or Excisional modes or by Dynamic Phototherapy: Metvix + Aktilite Red Light

  • actinic keratosis (sun induced)
  • leukoplakia of lips, skin horns
  • actinic cheilitis (lips)
  • Bowen's disease (intraepidermal carcinoma)
  • dysplastic nevus

PhotoDynamic Therapy Metvix + Aktilite (a non-laser treatment)

Metvix Cream in combination with a Red Light technology device, namely Aktilite, has been approved by Health Canada for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK, pre-cancerous skin lesion) and superficial basal cell carcinoma. It is approved also in the US for AK and in Europe for AK and superficial basal cell carcinoma. Early and effective treatment of AK is important as, if left untreated, a certain number of these lesions may progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), an aggressive and potentially life-threatening type of skin cancer.

Cancerous Lesions: CO2 laser by Resurfacing or excisional modes

  • basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas
  • lentigo maligna

Small Tumors and Superficial Cysts: CO2 and Erbium:YAG lasers

  • milium-cysts (large ones)
  • syringomas (small cystic lesions of eyelids)
  • dermatofibroma
  • sebaceous cysts and epidermal cysts
  • cysts of the mucous membrane of the mouth and the lips

Nail Lesions CO2 Acupulse and Sciton ClearSense lasers

  • ingrown toenails
  • onychomycosis (athletic foot-like fungus nail infection resistant to oral and topical antifungal medication)

Nevoid Lesions: Erbium:YAG: ConBio or Profile:MicroLaserPeel, CO2 Resurfacing, ProFractional = Sinon Q-Switched Ruby or Nd:YAG: Palomar or PicoWay picosecond lasers

  • seborrheic keratosis (senile warts)
  • sebaceous hyperplasia
  • sebaceous nevus
  • cellular intradermal nevus (non pigmented mole)
  • pigmented junctional nevus and pigmented mole
  • skin tag (acrochordon)

PICOWAY® Laser Treatment

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