Vascular lesion

Vascular Lesion Treatment

Vascular lesions are a type of common skin concern, affecting up to 50% of women aged 18 years and older. Spider veins, telangiectasias, and diffuse redness may be systemic but are often a result of ageing, sun damage and pregnancy.

Vascular lesions include a range of conditions

Whether it be leg veins, facial veins, angiomas, venous lakes or rosacea, our XLase laser is a viable treatment option to safely and effectively remove and diminish unwanted vascular concerns.

XLase Laser effectively treats superficial and deep vascular lesions on the face and body. XLase Laser vascular solutions SLP Nd: Yag- provide a non-invasive, fast and effective treatment to target unwanted blue, red and purple lesions while sparing the surrounding skin.

Safe, effective and minimally invasive

Laser treatments are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions, including hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasias, venous lakes and angiomas. The targeted chromophore for vascular lesions is intravascular oxyhemoglobin; thus, thermal damage is largely restricted to cutaneous blood vessels.

The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vein, converted into heat, and the vein walls are subsequently destroyed. In comparison with other wavelengths, which mainly affect the surface layers of a lesion, Nd:YAG light also targets the underlying vascular feeding system, which is important for ensuring the long-term efficacy of the treatment. This process is perfectly safe as other healthy veins supply blood to the treated area and the body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue just as with a bruise.

What conditions can vascular lesions treatment treat?

• Broken veins
• Rosacea
• Facial Flushing
• Spider Naevi
• Cherry Angioma
• Hyper pigmentation
• Freckles

How does vascular lesions treatment work?

By exposing a pigmented or vascular lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated area of haemoglobin can be raised sharply, enough to damage the vessel wall and shatter. The vessels are then absorbed by the body, making them less visible.

What can I expect during and after vascular lesions treatment?

Depending on your skin type (and the lesion being treated) some redness and swelling may be visible, but will usually subside around 48 hours after treatment. lesions may appear darker around 5-7 days later.

During treatment, some patients may feel mild discomfort, but there isn’t any need for numbing agents or anaesthetics. The treatment is quick and effective, usually requiring around 3-6 sessions once every 4-6 weeks.

Am I suitable for the vascular lesions treatment?

Treatment is suitable for most people. However, prior to treatment, a consultation is mandatory during which a medical history and assessment of the desired treatment area is carried out. This will then allow the practitioner to determine suitability for treatment, how many sessions are required and the expected results.

If you are dealing with a vascular lesion, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you get the care you need to achieve the best possible outcome.

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