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Vascular Laser

Vascular laser is a non-invasive technique designed to address abnormal blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface.

How Does Vascular Laser Treatment Work?

Vascular laser is a non-invasive procedure which uses a specific laser light to target abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. This process is known as selective photothermolysis, and it is effective in treating various vascular problems such as spider veins, broken capillaries, and port wine stains.

What Is Vascular Laser?

This method offers a gentle approach to managing vascular lesions with minimal discomfort. The Cutera Excel V Vascular Laser Device is used to help improve the appearance of various skin concerns such as;
Rosacea
Red acne scars
General facial redness
Reticular and spider veins on the legs
Port wine stains
Benign brown sunspots

What Is Vascular Laser?

This method offers a gentle approach to managing vascular lesions with minimal discomfort. The Cutera Excel V Vascular Laser Device is used to help improve the appearance of various skin concerns such as;

Rosacea

Red acne scars

General facial redness

Benign brown sunspots

Port wine stains

Reticular and spider veins on the legs

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What Happens During a Vascular Laser Treatment?

What Happens During a Vascular Laser Treatment?

1. Initial Consultation

Start your Vascular laser journey with an initial consultation with a qualified cosmetic practitioner to determine the suitability of Vascular laser for your concerns.

2. Pre-Treatment Preparation

Prior to the procedure, the treatment area is cleansed to ensure the laser can penetrate the skin evenly to optimise results. Protective eyewear is provided for safety against laser light exposure.

3. Sensation of Treatment

The activation of the laser can feel similar to an elastic band flicking on the skin. A built-in cooling mechanism ensures comfort before, during and after each pulse, making the treatment more comfortable.

4. Throughout Treatment

The laser precisely targets and eliminates unwanted blood vessels and underlying redness. As the session continues, treated blood vessels naturally break down, fade, and are absorbed.

5. Post Treatment

Immediately following treatment the skin will appear red and swollen. This can last anywhere from 2 to 7 days depending on the severity of treatment. At times, medications are prescribed to reduce swelling.

Is Vascular Laser Treatment Right for You?

Patients can see significant visible improvements in the appearance of their skin following treatment, including a reduction in redness, spider veins, and broken capillaries. Vascular laser can also promote general rejuvenation of the skin, resulting in a brighter and healthier complexion.

Step 1

Find a qualified and experienced cosmetic practitioner

Step 2

Book your consultation, which is required before any treatments may be performed

Step 3

Arrive at your consultation to discuss your treatment goals and plan

Vascular Laser in Melbourne Skin & Dermatology’s Rowville Clinic

If you’re interested in Vascular Laser, our clinic in Rowville offers this popular treatment. As a dermatologist led clinic, we hold ourselves to the highest standard of treatment and professionalism. You can rest assured knowing that our Laser services at Melbourne Skin & Dermatology will only be performed by a Registered Nurse or Dermal Clinician.

Vascular Laser in Melbourne Skin & Dermatology’s Rowville Clinic

If you’re interested in Vascular Laser, our clinic in Rowville offers this popular treatment. As a dermatologist led clinic, we hold ourselves to the highest standard of treatment and professionalism. You can rest assured knowing that our Laser services at Melbourne Skin & Dermatology will only be performed by a Registered Nurse or Dermal Clinician.

What Are The Benefits of Vascular Laser?

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Targeted Dual-Wavelength Approach

The Excel V Vascular laser effectively targets both superficial and deep blood vessels, providing a versatile treatment.

Emphasised Safety

With a trusted safety profile, the Excel V Vascular Laser, handled by experts, carries a low risk of mild and temporary side effects. It’s essential to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.

Comprehensive Lesion Treatment

Addressing various vascular lesions, from rosacea to leg veins, the Excel V Vascular Laser offers a broad solution.

Results and Considerations

Expect significant improvement with multiple treatments, though individual responses vary. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of your condition.

Treatment Longevity and Maintenance

While effective, Vascular Laser may not be a permanent solution. Periodic touch-up treatments may be needed for certain skin conditions, highlighting the importance of ongoing care.

Pre-Care Recommendations for Vascular Laser

Avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on the treatment area for at least two weeks before the procedure.

Do not use any self-tanning products or spray tans on the treatment area for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Avoid any skin irritants, such as retinoids or glycolic acid, in the treatment area for at least 3 days prior to the procedure.

Avoid waxing or plucking hair on the treatment area for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Do not have any other cosmetic treatments including facials, laser and injectables for 10 days prior to your appointment.

If you have a history of cold sores, take antiviral medication as prescribed by your healthcare provider prior to the procedure to prevent an outbreak.

Inform your healthcare provider of any medical conditions or allergies that you have, as well as any medications or supplements that you are taking.

Arrive for the appointment with clean, makeup-free skin.

Post-Care Recommendations for Vascular Laser

Apply a cool compress or ice pack to the treatment area in a continuous motion as needed to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on the treatment area for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Do not use any self-tanning products or spray tans on the treatment area for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Avoid any skin irritants, such as retinoids or glycolic acid, in the treatment area for at least one week after the procedure.

Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that cause sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Do not pick at or scratch the treatment area, as this can lead to scarring or infection.

Keep the treatment area clean and dry, and avoid applying any makeup or skincare products to the area for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

If you experience any unusual pain, redness, swelling, scabbing or discharge from the treatment area, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Pre-Care Recommendations

Avoid sun exposure or use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on the treatment area for at least two weeks before the procedure.

Do not use any self-tanning products or spray tans on the treatment area for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Avoid any skin irritants, such as retinoids or glycolic acid, in the treatment area for at least 3 days prior to the procedure.

Avoid waxing or plucking hair on the treatment area for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.

Avoid any medications that increase the risk of bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or blood thinners, for at least one week prior to the procedure (unless directed otherwise by your healthcare provider).

If you have a history of cold sores, take antiviral medication as prescribed by your healthcare provider prior to the procedure to prevent an outbreak.

Inform your healthcare provider of any medical conditions or allergies that you have, as well as any medications or supplements that you are taking.

Arrive for the appointment with clean, makeup-free skin.

Post-Care
Recommendations

Apply a cool compress or ice pack to the treatment area in a continuous motion as needed to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Avoid sun exposure or use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on the treatment area for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Do not use any self-tanning products or spray tans on the treatment area for at least two weeks after the procedure.

Avoid any skin irritants, such as retinoids or glycolic acid, in the treatment area for at least one week after the procedure.

Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that cause sweating for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Do not pick at or scratch the treatment area, as this can lead to scarring or infection.

Keep the treatment area clean and dry, and avoid applying any makeup or skincare products to the area for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

If you experience any unusual pain, redness, swelling, scabbing or discharge from the treatment area, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many types of laser machines that can effectively treat spider veins. At Melbourne Skin & Dermatology we use the Excel V laser due to its unparalleled safety profile allowing us to achieve effective and reliable results.

After laser treatment, it is important to keep the treatment area clean and dry. Avoid touching or scratching the area, and avoid using any harsh or abrasive skincare products. Apply a moisturiser or healing ointment as recommended by your cosmetic practitioner, and use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun.

Laser treatment works by emitting a concentrated beam of light that targets specific structures in the skin, such as blood vessels or pigment. This causes the targeted area to heat up and break down, leading to the destruction of unwanted tissue and the stimulation of collagen production for skin rejuvenation.

When performed by a qualified Cosmetic Nurse or Dermal Clinician, laser treatment is generally safe and effective. However, there is always a risk of side effects such as redness, swelling, or skin discoloration. It is important to follow all pre- and post-treatment care instructions to minimise the risk of complications.

Laser vein treatment works by emitting a targeted beam of light that heats up and destroys the targeted blood vessel, causing it to collapse and be absorbed by the body. The surrounding tissue is not damaged, and the procedure is generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.

Broken capillaries on the face can be treated with laser therapy, such as the Excel V laser. Other options include topical creams or light therapy. It is important to consult with a qualified cosmetic practitioner or dermatologist to determine the best treatment option for you.

Vascular laser can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including spider veins, broken capillaries, rosacea, and port-wine stains. The procedure is non-invasive and generally well-tolerated, with minimal downtime and few side effects.

The healing time for vascular laser treatment can vary depending on the size and location of the treated area, as well as the type of laser used. Most patients experience some redness and swelling for a few days after the procedure, and full healing may take 1-2 weeks.

A vascular laser works by emitting a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the targeted blood vessels in the skin. This causes the vessels to heat up and collapse, leading to their destruction and eventual absorption by the body. The surrounding tissue is not damaged, and the procedure is generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.

Like all medical procedures, there is a risk of side effects associated with the Excel V Vascular Laser. However, the risk of side effects is generally low, and any side effects that do occur are usually mild and temporary. Common side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas. Scarring is an infrequent complication when performed by well-trained and experienced practitioners. 

 

To minimise the risk of side effects, it is important to follow the pre and post-treatment care recommended in the article above, including the avoidance of sun exposure on the treated area and ensuring you wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

This depends on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient. In some cases, such as treating spider veins or broken capillaries, results may be visible immediately after the procedure. However, it may take several treatments over a period of weeks or months to achieve optimal results. It is important to discuss your specific treatment goals and expectations with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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I have been to the clinic a couple of times now and I highly recommend. The reception staff are always friendly and welcoming, Fantastic in regards to the laser procedure, very informative and helpful, overall, always a great experience. I have tried other clinics in the past but haven't found one that compares to Melbourne Skin & Dermatology, hence why I continue to return.
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Vascular Laser Price

An individual price will be determined at your consultation accordingly to your needs.

As a general guide, treatments start at $250.

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