Capillaries, veins and general redness can all be treated.
We have an answer for vascular lesions often found on face, neck, chest and hands. Laser and intense pulsed light can be used very efficiently to treat these vascular abnormalities. We use light energy directed precisely to the chromophores in the skin to target and eliminate the unwanted vessels.
The light is preferentially absorbed by haemoglobin [ red chromophores ] within the capillary or the vascular lesion. The absorbed light is converted to heat, which alters the capillary wall promoting its removal.
If you experience skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, a tendency to keloid scarring, any photo-sensitivity, have taken Roaccutane or Isotretinoin in the past 6 months you may not be able to undertake this treatment, or may need advice from your treating practitioner first.
The cost will depend on the number of treatments, which is determined by your skin type and the colour and size of the area being treated. Most vascular lesions can be removed within 2 – 12 session spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
The initial sensation is much like sunburn. Care must be taken after treatment to ensure infection and skin damage does not occur. Potential complications include burning, scarring, hypopigmentation [no colour in the skin] and incomplete removal. In some cases, if the cause of the indication is continuing, like sun damage, allergy etc, the lesion my need regular treatment. Ensure that you keep a copy of your signed consent form and also the post treatment care instructions so you can refer to them later.
Your practitioner will consult you before treatment taking a history of health and skin, and probably photograph the area. They will wear gloves and the area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to treatment and after treatment the area is covered in antiseptic cream and gauze. You and the therapist will wear eye protection and you may use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment starting.