ALL ABOUT VEINS AND VESSELS
WHAT ARE VEINS?
Vascular lesions such as birthmarks, rosacea, spider veins, varicose veins, and telangiectasia arise from a wide range of natural and environmental sources including photodamage, genetic makeup, and the natural aging process. They can vary in size, shape, and prevalence in a given area.
HOW DOES VEIN LASER TREATMENT WORK?
For vein laser treatment, laser energy penetrates skin, targets blood and eliminates blood and shrinks vessel/vein without affecting or damaging the surrounding skin tissue. This is an ideal treatment for sufferers of rosacea, as the laser energy will painlessly shrink and reduce the red blood vessels causing the skin to appear red and irritated. What the patient will be left with is even skin tone, and a significant (sometimes full) reduction in visible red blood vessels. As with many laser services, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.
This can be more or less difficult depending on each patient’s individual characteristics such as skin colour. Many devices are limited in their utility because the different parameters cannot be adjusted independently (if at all). Understandably, vein laser treatment of darker skin is more challenging due to the higher concentration of melanin in the skin as a competing chromophore; in those cases treatment may be too painful or cause burning.
TECHNOLOGY IN USE
The Nd:YAG 1064 laser
handpiece coagulates and destroys large, deep, cosmetically unacceptable blood vessels and leg veins without the use of chemicals or needles. This easy-to-use, ergonomic handpiece effectively coagulates reddish telangiectasias, as well as bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter.
KEY ADVANTAGES IN PATIENTS
- Safe and effective vein laser treatment for various diameters and depths of leg veins
- No need for injections
YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Laser or high-energy light based treatments work by targeting the hemoglobin within the target vessel. The energy precisely targets the vessels under the surface of the skin and ablates or shrinks the vessel so it is no longer visible. Because the laser is targets the vessel the surrounding tissue remains undamaged. Treatment of darker skinned patients is more challenging because the pigments in dark skin are similar to those in the veins and coagulated blood, but a good device used carefully by an expert can provide good results. A good laser for veins also allows the user to adjust settings so that treatment may be customized for the individual patient’s needs, delivering the most energy safely to promote the desired effect. More than one treatment may be necessary for best results.
Treatment comfort will vary depending on procedure, device used and personal tolerances. Lutronic devices are designed to maximize your comfort during treatment.
Some laser or energy-based procedures offer little or no downtime. More intensive procedures have longer downtimes of 5-7 days. Healing times can vary and depend on several factors, such as treatment, location, size of area treated, device used and individual.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VEINS
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