Dermatology Acquires Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments

The UNM Department of Dermatology and the University Hospital Dermatology Clinic is continuing to expand its services offered to patients through the availability of a new Pulsed Dye Laser, the most cutting edge technology available in pulsed laser treatments.

"We are committed to being the premier provider of dermatological services to the state," said Steve Padilla, M.D., professor and chair of the UNM School of Medicine Department of Dermatology.  "With this Pulsed Dye Laser, patients can be treated quickly and effectively for a number of vascular lesions without risk of bruising or skin discoloration.  It also means that our medical residents will be training with the best equipment on the market and New Mexicans will benefit in the future because this technology."  

With the Pulsed Dye Laser, physicians can treat such conditions as:

  • Roseacea
  • Facial or leg veins
  • Scars
  • Psoriasis
  • Periorbital wrinkles (crows feet around the eyes)
  • Port wine stains (even in children)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Angiomas
  • Venous lakes
  • Stretch marks
  • Warts

The UNM Hospital Dermatology Clinic is located at 1021 Medical Arts Avenue, with convenient, free parking for patients.  Call 272-6222 for more information to set up an appointment.  Since these procedures are cosmetic, they require payment, by cash or credit card, at the time of service.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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