Vascular Lesions Vancouver & Facial Thread Vein Treatment
Regenlite Laser uses Pulsed Dye Laser to successfully treat a variety of vascular and benign cutaneous lesions such as:
- Telangiectasia (Facial thread veins)
- Cherry and Spider Angioma
- Port Wine Stain
A full consultation for vascular lesions will be necessary to discuss your treatment needs and whether your problems are suitable for laser treatment.
How it Works
Nlite’s yellow light beam passes through the epidermis and specifically targets blood vessels in the dermal layer. These vessels are heated, damaged and the body’s natural healing process is stimulated to repair this damage while reducing the appearance of the condition.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Total time for treatment will depend on the surface area that your lesion covers so treatment can vary from only a few minutes to longer. Most people with broken veins on the face require 2-3 treatments.
Regenlite is not suitable for clients who:
- Are pregnant
- Are taking medications which creates light sensitivity
- Are taking certain anti-seizure medication for epilepsy
- Are taking Roaccutane tablets and for one month after finishing Roaccutane.
What does the treatment feel like?
Regenlite treatment is relatively painless with no need for anaesthesia or invasive needles. Most people merely experience a short warm ‘flickering’ sensation as the laser pulses. Very vascular conditions will often feel more sensation. You may become less sensitive on as the condition reduces.
What can I expect afterwards?
Immediately after the laser pulses, you are likely to see a red blotchy response, which is usually followed by bruise formation within a few seconds to a few minutes later. This bruising may darken in the 24 hours post treatment but usually begins to fade after 48 hours. Some bruises can be visible for 10-14 days after treatment, but can be hidden using make-up. The treatment is suitable for all areas of the face and body. Visible responses on the lower body, especially the legs and ankles, can take longer to fade. In rare occasions there may be a micro-crust formation over the treated area for several days after treatment. It is important that you do not interfere with this as it may lead to introduction of infection in the area. You will be given further advice and after care instructions by your laser operator after your treatment. N-Lite laser treatment is not effective for large blue veins or varicose veins on the legs. Small red veins on the legs may respond to this treatment. All treatments are performed by a highly qualified medical operator following a thorough consultation.
If you are using any type of Retin-A, glycolic acid or AHAs on your skin, we recommend that you stop them approximately one week prior to your appointment date unless we have instructed you differently in your consultation. You may resume these products approximately seven days following your treatment. The use of aspirin and aspirin containing products should be avoided for one week to 2 days before your appointment date, unless these are prescribed by a Doctor for serious medical conditions such as heart disease. You can take Paracetamol for pain or fever instead. Since Regenlite laser in its Skin Rejuvenation mode produces a low grade inflammatory skin response, the use of anti-inflammatory products such as Nurofen, Ibuprofen, Voltarol and other NSAIDS or Anti-histamins will reduce the results that you get. Therefore, it is our advice that these products are not taken at all for at least several days before and after treatment. During clinical research it has been found that the effects of smoking drastically reduce the results of the Nlite laser, therefore it is very important that you do not smoke on the day of treatment, or for 48 hours after treatment, to ensure the effects of the cigarettes are completely removed from your system.