Laser therapy addresses the following types of issues:
- small blood vessels on the face and legs blue large vessels
- excessive redness , enlarged pores , uneven texture and fine wrinkles
- Excess hair growth
- traces of sun and age spots caused by
- skin " fallen " without tone of the face, arms , abdomen , thighs , knees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does laser therapy on blood vessels work?
Laser technology emits pulses of light energy which performs clotting of the torn vessels, which are then absorbed by your body.
Non-invasive laser technology to is effective in treating wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and sun damage. You can see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation.
Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner, without the use of local anesthetics or gel.
Diffuse redness is the general redness of the face. This problem is caused by dilated capillaries, leading to the overall striking redness, with visible blood vessels.
The areas most commonly affected are the nose, the forehead and the cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with rosacea. Laser therapy helps to treat and reduce the number and intensity of episodes of "flush".
It can be treated successfully and hemangiomas, most times in a single session.
What type of patients are suitable for laser therapy?
Patients with any type of skin can be treated with laser therapy.
How many laser therapy sessions are needed?
The number of sessions varies depending on the chosen therapy and the severity of the problems.
In most cases, one or two treatments are sufficient. For the treatment of excessive redness, enlarged pores, uneven texture of the skin and fine wrinkles relatively discrete results are seen after one or two sessions, the desired results usually appearing after 4-6 sessions. Every patient is different, and your doctor can advise you on your specific condition.
In general you do not need gel, anesthetic cream or ice prior to the treatment. Before the laser treatment all traces of makeup or moisturizer will have to be removed and, in some cases, the area to be treated must be shaved. Your physician will oversee the preparations.
Is laser therapy a painful treatment?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses are sent through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia is required for pain, some patients opt for a local anesthetic prior to treatment . After treatment, the pain is almost nonexistent.
What happens after the laser therapy treatment?
After the treatment, redness or bruising may occur in the skin. When treating larger veins, darker coloration of the treated area may persist for several weeks or months after the treatment. Patients who have undergone a treatment for the leg veins may be advised to wear a support hose for a short time.
What are the possible side effects of laser therapy?
Most patients have little or no side effects. The most common side effects of laser therapy are slight reddening and local swelling. Side effects usually last up to 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and ,rarely, vesicles. Consult your doctor for complete informations on the benefits and risks of this treatment.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after the laser therapy treatment?
In general, patients can resume normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the treatment. We recommend the use of sunscreen on the treated areas that will be exposed to the sun. In any case, we recommend limited exposure to the sun.
Although these treatments are very effective, 1% of the patients do not achieve the desired results!