Efficacy of Rhodamine Light in the Treatment of Superficial Vascular Lesions of the Face

Med Princ Pract. 2016;25(5):477-82. doi: 10.1159/000446987. Epub 2016 May 23.


Objective: The aim of this work was to verify the usefulness and efficacy of treating superficial vascular lesions of the face using rhodamine intense pulsed light (r-IPL).

Subjects and methods: Fifty patients suffering from telangiectasias of the face were enrolled and subsequently treated 4 times (every 20 days) with a new intensified r-IPL system optimized at the same wavelength as the dye laser (595 nm). The outcome was assessed using photographs, and clinical evaluations were made based on the percentage of fading of the erythema and telangiectasias in the lesions after treatment.

Results: Marked clinical improvements (70-100%) were observed in 31 (62%) patients after the second session of r-IPL, while 46 (92%) showed a marked improvement after the fourth session. No patients had to resort to topical or systemic drugs.

Conclusion: r-IPL was effective in treating superficial vascular lesions, no side effects were observed and the patients readily accepted the treatment. Hence, r-IPL could be promising for the treatment of superficial vascular lesions of the face. Future study would be necessary to confirm the long-term efficacy of this technique.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Face*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rhodamines*
  • Skin Diseases / therapy*
  • Vascular Diseases / therapy*


  • Rhodamines