KTP Laser Treatment in Venice, FL | AMARA MD
The Most Advanced Laser Treatments for Vascular and Pigmented Lesions & Acne

With the gentle action of a light beam, unattractive skin lesions can now be quickly and safely removed. The laser allows comfortable treatments of vascular and pigmented lesions, and active acne. These precise treatments provide satisfying and predictable results in just a few minutes.

Your treatment provider will use a fiber optic handpiece to direct a beam of light to the site of the lesion or vessel to be treated. KTP stands for potassium titanyl-phosphate. The KTP laser is highly efficient at treating broken blood vessels (telangiectasias), age spots, and pigmented lesions. From sun spots to redness associated with rosacea, the KTP laser can be used on the face, extremities and chest.

Treatment with the KTP laser does not take long; the length of the treatment depends on the area being treated. The treatment itself is not painful and you will be ready to go immediately after the treatment. There is no “down-time” and you will feel fine immediately following the treatment. Redness of the skin following the treatment usually goes away in a couple of hours.  Final results are evident within 10 to 14 days after treatment.

What does the KTP Laser treat?
  • Vascular Lesions - A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin or result in a red appearance of the skin, Spider veins (telangiectasia), depicted below before and after laser treatment, are the most common vascular lesions.

Common Vascular Lesions

    • Telangiectasia - facial spider veins caused by dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles.
    • Cherry Angiomas - slightly raised, red lesions
    • Spider Angiomas - slightly raised, red spider-like lesions
    • Rosacea - red facial flushing around the nose and cheeks
    • Telangiectasias - dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes
    • Poikiloderma - a skin change with atrophy where hypopigmentation/hyperpigmentation changes and dilation of the fine blood vessels (telangiectasia) can be seen in the affected skin
    • Hemangiomas - a bright red birthmark that shows up at birth or in the first or second week of life
    • Venous Lakes - small, dark blue to purple slightly elevated papules
    • Port Wine Stains - type of birthmark
    • Scar removal
  • Pigmented Lesions - Melanin is the dark pigment present in skin and is produced by melanocytes. Pigmented lesions occur when an abundance of melanocytes are found in the skin. When dark pigment multiplies, it forms freckles, brown age spots, moles and lentigines. Pictured below are examples of pigmented lesions before and after laser treatments.

Common Pigmented Lesions

    • Lentigines - flat, brown spots on the skin that frequently occur due to sun exposure
    • Keratoses - slightly elevated pigmented spots often found on the back and hands
    • Freckles - brown spots common on people with fair skin
    • Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra (DPN) - small, black raised lesions that occur primarily on people of Asian or African descent
    • Dyschromia - a change in color of the skin or nails
    • Sun Damage
    • Warts, Plantar warts & Moles
  • Acne - The KTP Laser is used for treating mild to moderate active acne and offers advantages when used with traditional oral and topical medications.
    • Killing P. Acnes bacteria
    • Softening sebum and clearing pores
    • Reducing redness and inflammation

For best results, patients should receive one or two treatments per week until acne is cleared.

Before & After the KTP Laser

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the laser work?

A laser generates an intense beam of light. This beam brings energy to a specific site through a small, pencil-like hand piece connected to the laser.

What should you expect during and after treatment?

Treatments may vary depending upon patient characteristics and the area being treated.

The area may be cooled, and you will be asked to wear special eye protection during the treatment.

Some patients report feeling a heating sensation during the treatment followed by redness which usually goes away in a couple hours. Some swelling may also occur.

Postoperative care is minimal. Your treatment provider may ask you to apply Aquaphor to the treated area, and you will be required to stay out of the sun and wear sun block while healing.

How soon will results be achieved?

Final treatment results should be evident within 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal daily activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.

How will I know if laser treatment is right for me?

Ask an AMARA provider if the KTP laser is right for you. After a brief examination, a determination will be made if laser treatment is appropriate for you.

Are laser treatments safe?

Yes, Thousands of treatments have been safely performed for acne, vascular and pigmented lesions with excellent results.


Shannon Bednarz, PA-C

Shannon Bednarz, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Dermatology
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Eleni Chalvadakis, PA-C

Eleni Chalvadakis, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant, Cosmetic Care
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