Laser Skin Rejuvenation Vascular and Pigmented Lesions 2

About the treatment

  • Rejuvenates skin producing a fresher natural complexion
  • Is tailored to individual skin condition and skin type
  • Improves skin texture, tone and colour
  • Is safe and non-invasive

No more unwanted marks

Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors.  Yet most vascular lesions (related to blood vessels) and pigmented lesions (clusters of melanin) are ideal candidates for non-invasive laser skin rejuvenation, using advanced laser treatments.

Traditional treatments for removing or reducing the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions are often long-term and uncomfortable.  Frequently-administered corticosteroid medications can have undesirable effects.  Cryosurgery cannot be used in many cases, and surgery/treatment with ablative lasers can be painful and may cause damage or scarring to adjacent body areas.  Unlike laser skin rejuvenation, nearly all conventional treatments require an extended healing period, preventing patients from resuming their daily routines.  In contrast, laser skin rejuvenation treatment requires no down-time and can be used to treat many types of vascular and pigmented lesions quickly and painlessly.

The widest range of benign vascular legions, like port wine stains, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, erythema, rosacea and poikiloderma of Civette can be safely and effectively treated with Laser Treatment.  In addition, pigmented lesions like lentigos, seborrheic keratoses, café-au-lait, ephelides and dyschromia can also be treated.

What are benign vascular and pigmented lesions?

Benign vascular lesions, red in colour, are caused by abnormal clustering of blood vessels.  Pigmented lesions (nevi), less widespread, are clusters of melanin in the skin and are brown in colour.  While some lesions may fade, others become more pronounced over time.

How does Laser technology work?

Selective light energy is precisely absorbed by the target areas, without damaging healthy skin.  Selectively heating and closing off blood vessels, Laser reduces the lesions, while sparing nearby tissue from injury.  With pigmented lesions, the light energy heats the melanin in the lesion and causes it to fragment.  The melanin fragments are then absorbed by the body and eliminated.  By providing smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle and effective.

What to expect?

Clients must consult with a cosmetic treatment practitioner to determine their course of treatment.  The practitioner sets a treatment plan according to the characteristics, such as size and location, of each patient’s lesions.  Most lesions can be treated within half an hour, and for best results, repeated treatments are required.  Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated.  Then the practitioner delivers precise pulses of light to the target area.  Patients report little or no pain with treatment and can return to their normal activities immediately.

Is it safe?

Laser high levels of light and gentle energy parameters assure safe, effective treatment.  Uniquely shaped  pulses precisely heat their intended targets, causing remarkably little or no skin damage or discomfort.  This optimal use of energy both increases safety and eliminates the need for cooling methods.  Clinical trials, conducted by leading authorities on laser light, document its safety and effectiveness.

Does it hurt?

While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate AFT pulsed light treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin.  The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.

What should I do after the treatment?

The cosmetic treatment practitioner will provide a full sheet of aftercare instructions.