169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
It is with great pride that Lourdes
Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser Treatment Center offers the Southern
Tier a dermatology laser for the removal of:
- Port Wine Stain birthmarks
- Facial Telangiectasia (small spider veins)
- Spider Veins of the Leg
- Strawberry Hemangiomas
- Acne Rosacea
- Lentigo (brown age spots)
- Cafe-Au-Lait (tan birthmark)
- and Some Tattoos
Understanding Laser Treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different
types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of
light produced by a particular laser is the key to the laser's
effect on telangiectasias. Different colors of light are absorbed
by specific colors or pigments in the skin; for example,
hemoglobin, found in blood, absorbs yellow-green light. The laser's
light energy seals the vein shut, and the now diminished
telangiectasia is reabsorbed by the body.
The laser used is the VersaPulse Aesthetic Laser. It
produces short, adjustable pulses of light to treat a wide range of
vessel diameters at various skin depths. The adjustable pulses
minimize the risk of the purplish bruising (purpura) that is a side
effect of other lasers. The special VersaSpot Chilled Tip™ cools
the skin during treatment, enhancing patient comfort. The entire
treatment involves no incisions or injections.
Many patients can be treated without the use of local
anesthesia, and may only experience a mild stinging or burning
sensation during the treatment. Other patients will require the use
of an injected or topical (cream) anesthetic prior to treatment.
You will be given a thorough explanation of the treatment and
aftercare including warnings, risks, and recommendations when they
Some patients require more than one treatment to get the results
they desire. The treatment plan will vary with the type of lesion,
its size, location, and other considerations. The best person to
advise you whether the use of a laser is right for you is your
doctor, a skilled professional, who will make treatment choices
based on your health, your needs and the specific procedure.
Lourdes Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser Treatment
Center has been designed with you in mind. Lasers for use
in skin and eye treatments are conveniently located in a
comfortable hospital setting. Every possible effort will be made to
make your stay at Lourdes as comfortable as possible.
How to Get There
Lourdes Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser Treatment Center
is located on the main floor of the hospital, inside the
Convenient parking is available in Lot G.
- Use the West Drive to enter the Lourdes Hospital campus
(located at the traffic light at Riverside Drive and Kneeland
- Proceed down the West Drive to the second stop sign. The
Ambulatory Care Center and the new Main Entrance to the Hospital
will be on your left.
- Turn right to park in Lot G.
- Enter through the new Main Entrance.
- Pass the reception desk then turn left to enter the main
- Proceed down the hallway to elevators 1 & 2.
- Take elevators 1 & 2 to the main floor.
- As you get off the elevator, there is a hallway to the
immediate right; follow this hallway to the Atrium located on your
- Please check in with the Secretary in the Ophthalmology Surgery
/ Laser Treatment Center. The entrance to the Center is located
across from the gift shop/café.
For further information, consult your
doctor or call Lourdes Ophthalmology Surgery / Laser Treatment
Center at 607-798-5991.