Vascular Treatment

Vascular Lesions

The vascular lesion category encompasses a wide range of indications, including rosacea, facial and spider veins, varicose veins, and more. Vascular lesions occur when blood vessels on the surface of the skin become damaged or dilated. Both because of this and thinner connective tissue they are visible to the eye. Before the rise of laser treatment, there was no viable treatment, and it was not possible to help these patients. Currently, in majority of cases, the only effective way to remove vascular lesions or skin redness is laser treatment. Laser irradiation can selectively destroy specific targets (chromophores) within the skin by using an appropriate wavelength, pulse duration, and energy setting. To limit damage to surrounding structures.

Prior to Your Session

In order to achieve the best results, we ask that you refrain from self-tanners, tanning beds and sun exposure. Failure to do so may result in scarring, hyper pigmentation and burn. This could lead to the possibility of permanent side effects. Avoid medications and supplements that make bruising more likely (only if stopping any of the below medications has been discussed with your doctor):

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Vitamin E
  • Gingko and ginseng
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Prescription blood-thinning medications (eg, warfarin or heparin)

During Your Treatment

The sensation during treatment is very brief and is often described as a heated pin-prick for each laser pulse. Treatment times vary due to the size of the area to be treated, but a typical treatment takes approximately 15–30 minutes.

Post Treatment

A gentle sunblock and sun avoidance is important after this procedure. Do not rub or pick at the skin. Cold compresses can help with redness and swelling. Sleeping with one’s head elevated can allow swelling to drain from the head.

Vascular Lesion Prices

Treatment Single Price 3 or More (each)
Vascular (per 5 min) $185 $158
Flushing (per 5 min) $68 $58

FAQ

IS VASCULAR LASER TREATMENT SAFE?

Vascular lasers treatments are safe if used by experienced and professionally trained practitioners.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF VASCULAR LASER TREATMENTS?

Possible side effects may vary according to the type of laser used. Common side effects are usually temporary and may include redness, bruising, swelling and crusting.
Rare side effects may include blistering, skin lightening or darkening, thinning of the skin and scarring. Risks can be minimised by using cooling devices.

It is best to avoid laser treatment when the skin is heavily tanned as this treatment increases the possibility of colour changes in the skin.

It is very important that you follow your practitioner’s pre and post treatment instructions.