Vascular lesions, or commonly known as birthmarks, are a common skin and tissue issue. There are three types of vascular lesions; Pyogenic Granulomas, Vascular Malformations, and Hemangiomas. However, they look similar but differ in terms of origin and treatment methods. Hemangiomas are common among children, which begins as a pinkish-red patch and enlarge with time. Vascular lesions also appear in women aged eighteen years or above. Spider veins, scatter redness are often signs of aging, photoaging, and pregnancy. Rosacea is another common skin issue with redness symptoms, noticeable blood vessels, and small red bumps. Vascular Laser Therapy selectively aims at atypical or unwanted blood vessels without damaging the nearby tissues.
With the advancement of laser technology, there are types of Vascular Laser Therapy to cure vascular lesions. With a spectrum of 532 to 1064nm, can treat an extensive range of vascular lesions, both deep and superficial.
What is Vascular Laser Therapy?
The handheld device emits a laser to the visible blood vessels, which subsequently get absorbed by the blood vessel without hampering adjacent tissue. The laser causes a mild stinging sensation on the skin of the patient. A long-pulsed laser used in this therapy can penetrate five to six millimeters beneath the skin to treat vascular lesions. 75% of patients with deep Hemangiomas benefits from long-pulsed Vascular Laser Therapy.
In acute rosacea, inflammation is more intense, which could result in a disfiguring condition. Women with fair skin associated with a history of easy blushing and flushing are more prone to rosacea. The blood vessel on the face becomes more noticeable and enlarged, and tiny pimple-like mounds appear on the contour. Rosacea cannot be curbed entirely but can be controlled through medication, minimizing sun exposure, harsh weather, and applying sunscreen lotion. Patients with chronic rosacea get immensely benefited after this Therapy.
Varicose veins are large, bloated, elevated snarled blood vessels, while spider veins are smaller, red/purple/blue blood vessels twisting and turning. Spider veins are noticeable in the face and legs. A number of factors influence spider and varicose veins in a person, genetic, professional with prolonged standing posture, hormonal change during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause. The use of birth control pills and a history of blood clots can cause spider veins. Multiple treatments of Vascular Laser Therapy over a period give the best result.
Signs and Symptoms
Individuals with varicose spider veins can experience pain, aching, or a muscle spasm in the legs and arms. The person can also feel a throbbing, stinking sensation in the affected part, twined with fatigue and heaviness. The situation can aggravate during the menstrual cycle or childbirth in women. In rare cases, soreness, pigmentation patches, and ulcers can occur in the patient’s ankle region. Blood clots with inflammation in the varicose vein can occur, giving rise to a thrombophlebitis medical condition. Long pulsed Vascular Laser Therapy removes, cure a wide variety of vascular and pigment lesions safely, quickly.
How does the procedure work?
It is a speedy, effective aesthetic treatment without compromising quality to treat various vascular and pigmentation lesions. The specific wavelength laser used in Vascular Laser Therapy treatment targets the different blood vessels, limiting thermal damage to adjacent blood vessels. The headpiece precisely delivers optimal, safe laser pulse in the targeted area, penetrating the deep skin layer without damaging the skin’s dermis layer. The laser pulse instantly increases the targeted blood vessels’ temperature, without surplus energy for optimal result.
Who needs Vascular Laser Therapy?
Individuals suffering from hemangiomas, port-wine stains, warts, rosacea, spider veins, broken capillaries, and redness of the face, neck, and other deep or sacrificial vascular lesions can benefit from Vascular Laser Therapy. Types of this therapy with different combinations redress various vascular lesions such as; argon laser, argon pumped tunable pumped laser, copper vapor/copper bromide laser, and krypton laser. These types of laser fall under continuous or quasi-continuous wave laser. Pulse laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) are other forms genres of a laser.
Consult your Plastic Surgeon for Treatment Options
The board-certified plastic surgeon in Dubai will select the correct types of Vascular Laser Therapy that treats vascular lesions for medical or cosmetic reasons. After observing the type and origin of the lesion, he will select the appropriate laser system. He will explain the possible side effects and estimate the Cost of Vascular Laser Therapy.
Preparing before Surgery
The surgeon advises you to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated before the procedure. He also recommends abstaining from anti-inflammatory, herbal supplements, aspirin, and blood-thinning medication before the therapy. If the patient follows the doctor’s advice, potential side effects, and risk gets lower considerably.
You Should Know
- Surgery Duration
- The duration depends on the area of treatment but typically lasts near an hour. The laser from the handheld device heats the length of the vein, which eventually shrinks to provide smooth skin to the patient.
- Recovery Time
- Though there is no downtime, the procedure is conducted on an outpatient basis to walk after thirty to sixty minutes after the treatment. Cold compression with ice packs for fifteen minutes will reduce the swelling.
- Protective eyewear is provided to the patient to shield eyes from the laser during Vascular Laser Therapy. The technician administers a sedative agent in the vein that would be treated by the surgeon.
- Stay in Hospital
- It is a non-invasive treatment and does not require a hospital stay. Also, it is perfectly safe; other blood vessels continue blood, oxygen supply to the treated area, and the immunity system clears away the dead cells in due time.
Expectations/ Results after Vascular Laser Therapy
The visibility of the treated blood vessels diminishes considerably after the treatment. Patients witness a 50 to 70% reduction in the symptoms after a few sessions of Vascular Laser Therapy.
Rash, itching, redness are some common side effects. These mild symptoms subside after a few days. If a patient experiences a burning sensation after the treatment, he must immediately consult with the concerned dermatologist.
Cost of Vascular Laser Therapy
Vascular Laser Therapy cost in Dubai varies on the number of sittings, the surgeon’s fee, and other medical and clinic charges.