1. Optical coherence tomography imaging of telangiectasias during intense pulsed light treatment: a potential tool for rapid outcome assessment

    Optical coherence tomography imaging of telangiectasias during intense pulsed light treatment: a potential tool for rapid outcome assessment

    Vascular malformations commonly occur in the facial region, and can be associated with significant stigma and embarrassment. Studies have shown that even recommended light-based treatments do not always result in complete clearance. This indicates the need for more accurate pre-treatment assessment of vessel morphology to optimize treatment settings and identify possible morphological predictors of the outcome. Fourteen patients (six males, eight females, and aged 37–66 years) with the diagnosis of telangiectasias were enrolled and were all scanned with OCT and digitally photographed before and minutes after IPL treatment. OCT images of the telangiectasias before treatment were displayed as hyporeflective ...

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