What is it and is it safe?
Vascular lasers use light to target and destroy unwanted capillaries and blood vessels of the skin. The laser wavelength is chosen to selectively target the abnormal blood vessels only, sparing the surrounding normal skin structures. When used properly by trained staff, the procedure is extremely safe and effective. Both the patient and the operator must use eye protection during therapy. This type of laser treatment is not associated with any long-term problems such as skin cancers.
How does it work?
The skin structures such as capillaries and veins contain red blood cells with hemoglobin that absorb light energy at a specific wavelength. Vascular lasers are scientifically and clinically proven methods of delivering light energy to these unwanted targets to reduce their appearance. The hemoglobin absorbs the light energy that gets converted to heat leading to destruction of the blood vessels.
What can vascular lasers treat?
- Reduces and eliminates broken capillaries
- Spider angiomas
- Venous lake
- Capillary malformations
- Leg veins