For treatment of facial blood vessels, facial spider veins, broken capillaries, acne scars, rosacea, sunspots, age spots, redness of the face and neck, and poikiloderma we use the Vbeam® Pulse Dye Laser.
Whereas procedures such as surgery, electrocautery, cryotherapy (freezing the area) may result in scarring, the Vbeam® laser leaves the surrounding tissue intact and allows for normal pigmentation of the treated area to occur.
The Vbeam® is an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the targeted blood vessels without damaging the surrounding tissue. A special dynamic cooling device is used during treatment to cool the skin and to minimise discomfort.
Safety around lasers is important, so you will be provided with protective eyewear for your procedure.
A number of treatments may be required to fade blood vessels and birthmarks. These treatments are usually spaced six weeks apart. Some birthmarks may fade but not be completely erased by the laser.
The healing process
Side effects are rare and pain is uncommon. However, following treatment, there may be some temporary redness or swelling at the treatment site that may last two to three days. Ice packs should be applied to the treated areas for the first 24 hours to reduce discomfort and swelling.
Avoid vigorous cleansing or rubbing of the area. It's also important to avoid sunlight or solariums in the healing phase, so wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen. Apply a gentle cleanser and moisturiser daily.