Vascular lesions are caused by large or excess blood vessels that are formed underneath the surface of the skin. Because these lesions are formed directly under the surface, they are highly visible and can cause extreme discoloration. These lesions can vary greatly in shape and size. Vascular lesions are an extremely common condition, but when they appear on parts of the body that are visible to others, they can be the source of frustration and embarrassment.Pulsed dye laser treatments use a fairly straightforward technique to target lesions and the blood vessels that have caused them. Through concentrated light held directly over the lesion, the light that is projected beneath the skin turns into heat. This heat is able to destroy the blood vessel without harming the skin surrounding it. Pulsated dye treatments for vascular lesions are performed in-house on an outpatient basis at Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach. No anesthesia is required, and no downtime is necessary following the procedure, however you may experience slight to severe bruising afterwards.