Laser removal of blood vessels
Vascular skin lesions (e.g. haemangiomas, “wine stains”), dilated capillaries, skin redness – these are mostly aesthetic problems that causing great discomfort. The most effective way to overcome them is laser treatment.
At “Sapiegos Clinic”, dilated capillaries and vascular lesions are removed with one of the most innovative lasers: the yellow wave “QuadroStar PRO”, diode “MeDioStar NeXT” and the “GentleMax PRO”. These lasers meet the latest standards in the treatment of vascular lesions such as: telangiectasias, couperose, haemangiomas, wine stains, etc. One of main lasers characteristics, which are appraised by laser dermatology specialist – is maximum absorption of haemoglobin. Thanks to the integrated cooling systems, even large areas of skin can be treated safely, without pain or side effects.
About the procedure
During the capillary removal procedure, laser beams are directed at the damaged blood vessel and absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood. This immediately heats the blood up. The heat causes inflammation in the inner wall of the blood vessel, which starts to swell and gradually (depending on the the blood vessels radios) leads to occlusion – the blood vessel closure.
Capillaries can vary in diameter and colour, so at “Sapiegos Clinic” we use three laser combination for different types of blood vessels, while no single laser can remove capillaries of all type and depth.
Each laser beam has its own colour, i.e. a characteristic wavelength. The “QuadroStarPRO” yellow-wave laser (wavelength 577 nm) is used for superficial dilated red blood vessels. While it is well absorbed by bloods haemoglobin, it is poorly absorbed by water. Because skin mostly contains water, the laser only treats reddened skin while keeping the surrounding area around the capillaries cool and undamaged. Thus, there is still minimal risk of damage to nearby tissues remaining.
The “MeDioStar NeXT” diode laser (wavelengths 800 and 950 nm) is excellent for removing blue blood vessels, also is effective at removing small haemangiomas and pyogenic granulomas.
The “Nd:YAG” laser integrated in the “GentleMax PRO” laser has a longer wavelength (1 064 nm), which allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin and affect deeper vascular formations (e.g. haemangiomas) and dilated capillaries (telangiectasias).
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you suffer from dilated capillaries, skin redness, vascular lesions on the face and other parts of the body, then laser removal is the right procedure for you. Here at “Sapiegos Clinic”, before each procedure, the doctor will assess the treatment areas, discuss future results and other important issues related to follow-up care at home.
Why choose us?
- Effective treatments are performed with up to three different types of lasers: yellow wave, diode and “Nd:YAG”.
- The treatments are carried out by professional doctors with at least 12 years of experience.
- Fast and safe procedure. Easy healing period.
- Excellent aesthetic results. No need to mask faces dilated capillaries.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
We recommend avoiding exposing areas, to be treated to ultraviolet (sun exposure or solarium) for at least 4 weeks prior to the dilated blood vessels or capillaries removal procedure.
If you are taking anticoagulants, i.e. blood thinners such as Orfarin, Aspirin, you must stop taking them at least 3 days before the procedure.
The light pulse emitted by the laser produces a mild sensation of heat and tingling, which is a sign of effective treatment. This way blood vessels and capillaries are removed without causing any side effects. Immediately after the treatment, the treated area is cooled briefly (15 minutes) with cold packs.
The blood vessels or capillaries laser removal procedure, depending on the size of the lesions, lasts from a few to several minutes. After the procedure, the skin may become red or swollen, sensation of heat may occur, which will subside within 24 hours.
After laser removal of capillaries or vascular formations, we recommend that you cool the treated area until the heating and tingling sensations subside.
Avoid direct or intense sun exposure (solarium) at the treatment site for at least 6 weeks. If you must spend prolonged periods of time outside – use sunscreen (at least SPF 50).
You should also avoid vigorous exercise, hot bathing, saunas for at least 5 days after the treatment.
Avoid alcohol, spicy condiments, or similar products as they promote skin redness and the appearance of capillaries.
Treatments always include risk.
This treatment usually has few complications
Depending on the size of the lesion, after the treatment your skin may become red, swollen and feel hot. Scabs or blisters may form – don’t touch them, just disinfect.
Sometimes pigmentation changes may occur (the treated area may become lighter or darker compared to the surrounding skin), but this usually lasts a few weeks – months.
In very rare cases, scars may remain.
A single capillary up to 1cm2
Hemangioma, cherry angiomas
The area around the nose
All areas of the nose
Removal of multiple vascular formations up to 10 units.
Removal of multiple vascular formations from 10 to 20 units.
Consultation of a dermatovenerologist during the procedure, post-procedural care, kit for home care