As the name suggests, vascular lasers target blood vessels and primarily use light to treat various skin conditions. Each laser is characterized by a wavelength that ranges from ultraviolet to infrared, with each wavelength having a specific target. The energy of vascular lasers is absorbed by hemoglobin and selectively destroys the visible blood vessels on the skin surface.
These lasers are therefore ideal for treating redness (couperose, rosacea and spider veins) and, depending on the needs, help to improve the relief and colour of scars and make the skin supple again.
SOME ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS!
What areas can be treated?
The face is usually treated, and the small tip allows access to even the most delicate areas such as the bridge of the nose. It is also possible to treat spots in other areas located on the body.
How many sessions are needed?
Generally speaking, two to three treatments spaced at a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks apart are necessary. A maintenance session every six to twelve months is suggested in most cases, depending on medical recommendations.
After how long are the results visible?
The effect of improved skin tone and texture is visible two to four weeks after treatment and continues over time. Full results are visible after five to six weeks, when the skin has naturally shed its dead cells. For rosacea, beyond the beneficial thermal effect on the blood vessels, the treatment also reduces the frequency and intensity of flare-ups.
What are the side effects?
The first few days, redness is more apparent, even accentuated. Facial edema is common and completely normal. Following the treatment, the skin will be more sensitive for at least two weeks. A “sunburn” effect may also be felt for a period of thirty to sixty minutes, but the redness generally fades in the hours following your treatment.
What are the contraindications?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should postpone this type of treatment, as should anyone who has been exposed to the sun in the months before and after each session. You should also avoid tanning in a tanning booth, using self-tanning products and taking photo-sensitizing medication.
Are vascular lasers suitable for all skin types?
Some of the vascular lasers are not suitable for darker skin types. Discuss this during your consultation.
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