Laser Surgery

  • Laser Surgery
  • Medical Center Campus
  • West Pavilion, Level 5
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • Phone: 802-847-4570
  • Fax: 802-847-3364
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
  • Directions

Many dermatologic conditions respond very well to specific laser treatments.  A laser is a high-energy beam of light that can selectively transfer its energy into tissue to treat the skin.

Physicians can use lasers to make incisions, vaporize tumors, close blood vessels, selectively reduce pigmentation, or even treat skin wrinkles. The laser makes it possible to change tissue without making an incision.

Laser Surgery at Fletcher Allen

Fletcher Allen has a group of expert specialists who utilize lasers for:

  • Port-wine stains
  • Telangiectasias
  • Warts
  • Tattoo removal
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Other cosmetic issues

 Our physicians use the following types of different lasers:

Pulsed Dye Laser for Vascular Lesions

For treatment of vascular lesions such as port wine stains, telangiectasia, hemangiomas and spider nevi.  This laser is safe and effective in infants and children as well as adults

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser and Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser

For the removal of tattoos and pigmented lesions such as freckles, age spots, and some benign birth marks.


For the treatment of small (<1mm) leg veins.

Coherent Ultrapulse® CO2 Laser

For the treatment of fine wrinkling and photoaging.  Commonly referred to as "laser resurfacing".

Hair Removal Laser

A special type of Alexandrite laser designed to remove unwanted hair.

For more information about laser surgery at Fletcher Allen, available services or cost, please call 802-847-4570. 

Portions of this content excerpted from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.