Vascular Lesions & Veins
Skin conditions and vascular lesions like rosacea are quite common, often negatively impacting on self esteem.
Laser treatments have become the new standard for removing many common types of vascular lesions such as hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, spider veins, venous lakes and angiomas.
With modern laser technology, these treatments are comfortable and safe – being able to target the right tissues with specific laser wavelengths ensures that the surface layer of the skin is unharmed. Following the laser treatment the skin may be slightly red for 1-2 days, before rejuvenating with clearer, more even toning.
As people age, it is common for venous problems to develop. Approximately two thirds of the population over 60 are thought to suffer from conditions like varicose veins and spider veins. Laser treatments can be used to clear up and reduce ageing veins.
Laser technology is now used to remove varicose and spider veins, using a special type of laser energy to break down the malformed blood vessels. This reduces the aesthetic issues caused by ageing veins and stimulates to the body to repair, focusing on healthy blood vessels.
The laser energy is delivered by placing a laser fibre inside a catheter, which is inserted into the blood vessel through a tiny incision. When the laser energy is fired it causes the vein wall to shrink and seal shut. Once the laser fibre has treated the malformed area, it can exit through another small incision.
As the malformed veins have effectively been sealed shut, blood flow takes another path through healthier blood vessels. With reduced blood flow through the unattractive ageing veins, they begin to shrink away – improving the cosmetic outcome.