At a Glance
Vascular lesions can include hemangiomas, port-wine stains, venous lakes, angiomas and telangiectasias. They most commonly appear on the face and on the legs and will start to appear as you naturally age. These can often impact your confidence and self-esteem, as they can appear in prominent places and look aesthetically unappealing.
You can improve your appearance by undergoing laser removal of vascular lesions.
Laser treatments are now considered a routine way to remove vascular lesions from the body.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s long-pulse Nd:YAG laser to remove any lesions. This laser is able to penetrate 5 to 6mm into the skin, making treatment an extremely effective way to cause lesion regression.
There are numerous benefits to undergoing laser removal of vascular lesions, including:
- No anaesthetic
- No incisions
- No scars
- No pre and post-op instructions
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you have vascular lesions on your body which you are wishing to remove through non-surgical methods.
You should have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
Before undergoing treatment, you will need to attend a consultation with one of the surgeons, who will be able to assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate.
Laser removal of vascular lesions involves the use of Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser.
This laser emits energy which is absorbed by the blood in the vein. This is then converted into heat, destroying the walls of the vein. The body then naturally absorbs the dead tissue, and other healthy veins continue to supply blood to the region. As a result of this, the vascular lesions then become less visible.
The laser includes a VPS (Variable Square Pulse) which controls the temperature increase and ensures no energy is transmitted into other areas, meaning your skin will not be damaged.
This is a safe, fast and effective method of removing vascular lesions.
You may require multiple treatments to see the desired results. This will depend on the size of the lesions and how many there are. However, most patients will be able to see significant results after one treatment.
As this is a non-surgical procedure, there is minimal downtime involved in the procedure.
You may experience some slight redness or discomfort in the treatment area.
What is a vascular lesion?Vascular lesions are marks that will appear on the body, most commonly on the face and legs. They can include:
- Port-wine stains
- Venous lakes
How are the vascular lesions removed?You can have the vascular lesion removed with laser therapy. Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser.
This laser emits energy which is absorbed by the blood. This is then converted into heat, which destroys the walls of the vein. This destroys the vein, which is then naturally absorbed by the body. This lessens the appearance of the varicose lesion.
Is laser removal safe?Yes – laser is considered a safe method to remove vascular lesions.
Laser uses a Variable Square Pulse, which controls the energy and temperature. This means the skin surrounding the lesion will not be damaged.
Am I a suitable candidate?You will be a suitable candidate if you have a vascular lesion which you are wanting to remove without resorting to surgery.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo treatment.
What anaesthetic is used?As this is a laser treatment, no anaesthetic is used.
A topical cream may be applied to your skin to numb the treatment area.
Will I need to have multiple treatments?This will depend on the size of the varicose lesion and how many there are. Those who have larger lesions may require numerous sessions to see the desired results. Most people are able to see a significant difference after one session.
What will the recovery period be like?There is very little recovery associated with this procedure. You may experience some slight redness or discomfort following the procedure.
You will be able to return to your usual daily routine straight after the procedure.