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Facial Veins & Vascular Conditions Treatments

We can treat the following with our various types of Class 4 medical lasers:

Key points

  • No anaesthesia required
  • Generally only 1 or 2 treatments required (port wine stains may require more)
  • Consultations by qualified in house Doctors and registered Nurses
results skin blemish treatments

Facial Veins (telangiectasia) & Rosacea

What are telangiectasia?

Telangiectasia are visible small linear red blood vessels, also known as ‘broken capillaries’. These vessels are not actually broken but are dilated. These vessels may occur as a result of normal facial skin in some families, sun exposure and rosacea.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving the central face that most often affects those aged 30 to 60. It is common in those with fair skin and Celtic origins. It may present with telangiectasia (broken capillaries), red spots (papules), facial flushing or a combination of these features. It is most strongly characterised by its colour, red.

 

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What is the treatment?

Telangiectasia are treated with our Dual Yellow copper bromide laser. The yellow laser light is immediately absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin (the red component of red blood cells) in facial vessels. The vessels disappear under the laser light providing instant cosmetic results. Following treatment the face may remain flushed for a few hours, makeup can be applied immediately after treatment. Sunscreen following treatment is essential.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people require one to two treatments. Any vessels remaining after the first treatment may be retreated after eight or more weeks. Repeat treatments do not harm the skin. More extensive or severe veins will require more treatments. The need for any follow-up treatment is the decision of the patient. Emergence of new dilated capillaries over years is to be expected and many patients repeat their treatment annually.

What are lasers?

A laser is a machine that emits a high intensity, narrow beam of light, usually of one or two pure colours (wavelength). There are many types of laser. Medical lasers have diverse applications and different lasers have different features that make each one suitable for its specific purposes.

How does the laser work?

Certain colours of light absorb into some skin components but not others. The laser therefore heats and destroys the targeted blemish but not the surrounding skin. If the appropriate wave length and the correct energy for a specific blemish are chosen, the unwanted cells can be damaged but the normal skin cells left intact. This results in rapid healing and minimal risk of scarring. We do not laser beyond acceptable limits of tissue damage to prevent the risk of permanent scarring. Therefore re-treatment may be necessary.

Is the laser dangerous?

The laser penetrates skin to a maximum depth of about 6 mm, so cannot affect deeper tissues or internal organs. The exception is the eye, which can be readily injured. Special eye shields or goggles are always used when the laser is in operation. The laser does not produce any rays known to be harmful long-term, such as X-rays, gamma rays, U.V. light etc.

Is the laser painful?

The sensation of laser is akin to very quick, hot pinpricks. Most skin conditions can be easily treated without any anaesthesia. Anaesthetic cream is available to make treatment more comfortable if desired. This cream is applied generously to the area to be treated 30 mins prior to treatment.

PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY REASONS:
CHILDREN ARE NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENT DURING LASER TREATMENTS

Before and after images courtesy of Norseld (supplier of our copper bromide laser)

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Poikiloderma of Civatte

What is Poikiloderma of Civatte?

This condition is common amongst Australian women with fair skin who have been exposed to sun over many years. It is a redness and roughness that affects the skin of the neck and décolletage. It usually spares the area under the chin and the area under the clothing line.

How does the treatment work?

Poikiloderma of Civatte cannot be cured, but it can be improved. Redness can be markedly reduced using our copper bromide laser. Three to five sessions may be required, each four weeks apart.

 

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What are lasers?

A laser is a machine that emits a high intensity, narrow beam of light, usually of one or two pure colours (wavelength). There are many types of laser. Medical lasers have diverse applications and different lasers have different features that make each one suitable for its specific purposes.

How does the laser work?

Certain colours of light absorb into some skin components but not others. The laser therefore heats and destroys the targeted blemish but not the surrounding skin. If the appropriate wave length and the correct energy for a specific blemish are chosen, the unwanted cells can be damaged but the normal skin cells left intact. This results in rapid healing and minimal risk of scarring. We do not laser beyond acceptable limits of tissue damage to prevent the risk of permanent scarring. Therefore re-treatment may be necessary.

Is the laser dangerous?

The laser penetrates skin to a maximum depth of about 6 mm, so cannot affect deeper tissues or internal organs. The exception is the eye, which can be readily injured. Special eye shields or goggles are always used when the laser is in operation. The laser does not produce any rays known to be harmful long-term, such as X-rays, gamma rays, U.V. light etc.

Is the laser painful?

The sensation of laser is akin to very quick, hot pinpricks. Most skin conditions can be easily treated without any anaesthesia. Anaesthetic cream is available to make treatment more comfortable if desired. This cream is applied generously to the area to be treated 30 mins prior to treatment.

PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY REASONS:
CHILDREN ARE NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENT DURING LASER TREATMENTS

cherry spots port wine stains

Cherry Spots, Port Wine Stains and other red marks

Vascular Lesions

What are vascular lesions?

Vascular lesions are malformed dilated blood vessels in the skin. They appear as red blotches or bumps and can sometimes bleed. Types of vascular lesions include port-wine stains, cherry angiomas and vascular birth marks.

How does the treatment work?

There are many types of vascular lesions, many of which can be treated with our Dual Yellow copper bromide laser. The yellow laser light is immediately absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin, the red component of red blood cells in abnormal vessels. The vessels shrink under the laser light providing quick cosmetic results. Depending on the size of the lesion, several sessions may be required. Medicare rebates are available for some vascular lesions.

 

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What are lasers?

A laser is a machine that emits a high intensity, narrow beam of light, usually of one or two pure colours (wavelength). There are many types of laser. Medical lasers have diverse applications and different lasers have different features that make each one suitable for its specific purposes.

How does the laser work?

Certain colours of light absorb into some skin components but not others. The laser therefore heats and destroys the targeted blemish but not the surrounding skin. If the appropriate wave length and the correct energy for a specific blemish are chosen, the unwanted cells can be damaged but the normal skin cells left intact. This results in rapid healing and minimal risk of scarring. We do not laser beyond acceptable limits of tissue damage to prevent the risk of permanent scarring. Therefore re-treatment may be necessary.

Is the laser dangerous?

The laser penetrates skin to a maximum depth of about 6 mm, so cannot affect deeper tissues or internal organs. The exception is the eye, which can be readily injured. Special eye shields or goggles are always used when the laser is in operation. The laser does not produce any rays known to be harmful long-term, such as X-rays, gamma rays, U.V. light etc.

Is the laser painful?

The sensation of laser is akin to very quick, hot pinpricks. Most skin conditions can be easily treated without any anaesthesia. Anaesthetic cream is available to make treatment more comfortable if desired. This cream is applied generously to the area to be treated 30 mins prior to treatment.

PLEASE NOTE FOR SAFETY REASONS:
CHILDREN ARE NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENT DURING LASER TREATMENTS

Before and after images courtesy of Norseld (supplier of our copper bromide laser)