Treatment Guides

Vascular Lesions Removal

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The Gentle Max Pro Advantage!

• Fast results
• Minimized risk
• Minimal discomfort
• Results: immediate-30 days after treatment
• # recommended: 1-3 every 4-6 weeks
• Time: 15+ minutes
• Downtime: none to 48 hrs without exercise or wine
• The technology used: Gentle Max Pro Nd Yag or ICON IPL MaxG

Vascular Lesion Before After
Nose Veins Before After
Leg Veins Before After

What to expect from vascular lesion removal?

You can expect a slight pinch for each pulse during the treatment, followed by redness and some possible swelling in the treated area. This will subside within a few hours. The vessel will either be completely removed right away or may gradually fade over several weeks. A second treatment may also be necessary depending on the broken vessels treated.

What is laser removal of a vascular lesion?

Our Gentle Max Pro, our Medical Grade Nd:Yag,  can target specifically broken capillaries on the face or specific areas on the body. The laser targets the blood to remove it or reduce its appearance ultimately.

 

For small vascular lesions, I love using the GMax Pro—the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser head is phenomenal for those fine little traceable blood vessels on the face. It’s very effective—even more effective than some of the other vascular lasers that I use. And it is also phenomenal for cherry angiomas on the face or body. Patients see tremendous clearance after just one treatment session, so satisfaction is high.

Treating blood vessels on the face usually takes 10 to 20 minutes, and treatment is not uncomfortable. It does not require any anesthetic or other preparation prior to treating—you can do it when a patient comes into the office.

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Vascular Lesions Removal Q&A

What is laser removal of a vascular lesion?

Our Gentle Max Pro can target specifically broken capillaries on the face or specific areas on the body. The laser targets the blood to remove it or reduce its appearance ultimately.

 

What to expect from vascular lesion removal?

You can expect a slight pinch for each pulse during the treatment, followed by redness and some possible swelling in the treated area. This will subside within a few hours. The vessel will either be completely removed right away or may gradually fade over several weeks. A second treatment may also be necessary depending on the broken vessels treated.

 

How does it work?

Whether it is a spider vein on your nose or a varicose vein on your leg, Candela GentleMax Pro uses laser technology to deliver targeted laser energy into the vein/vascular lesion permanently destroying it.

 

The GentleMax Pro is non-invasive and completely safe for surrounding skin and tissue because it incorporates a unique cooling technology designed to protect the outer skin from overheating, or laser burn.

 

How much does it cost?

The pricing starts at 100$ for a small, localized area and up.

 

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  • Fast results
  • Minimized risk
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Results: immediate-30 days after treatment
  • # recommended: 1-3 every 4-6 weeks
  • Time: 15+ minutes
  • Downtime: none to 48 hrs without exercise or wine
  • The technology used: Gentle Max Pro Nd Yag or ICON IPL MaxG
  • Price: 100$ + / treatment

 

Vascular Lesion Contraindications

  • Medications like antibiotics.
  • Persons that may increase photosensitivity have taken Isotretinoin (Accutane®) within the past 6 months of treatment.
  • Individuals using systemic steroids (e.g. prednisone, dexamethasone) prior to or during treatment.
  • Gold Therapy. Anyone who is receiving or has received gold therapy in the past.
  • It is a healing response. Candidates for treatment with medical conditions or receiving treatment that significantly compromise healing response.
  • Active infections and immunosuppression compromise the healing ability of the body. Reschedule those to be treated when the condition is cleared or immunity is regained.
  • Open Lesions. Treatment should only be applied to intact, healthy skin, except for acne-affected skin. Reschedule treatment when the open lesion has resolved.
  • There is no clinical evidence at this time of fetal harm from a laser or light-based system. Still, the treatment results may be erratic or unreliable due to fluctuations in hormonal levels and physiological skin conditions.
  • History of skin photosensitivity disorders.
  • History of hypertrophic scars or keloid formation.
  • Treatment of skin cancer. The handpiece should not be used for the treatment of skin cancer or to treat people who are undergoing treatment for skin cancer.
  • History of radiation therapy in the area to be treated.
  • Active bacterial or viral infections.
  • An inflammatory condition in the area to be treated.
  • Advise persons being treated not to pick, remove, or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur.

Before your treatment

4 weeks before your procedure:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and artificial tanning.
  • Begin using a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 45 or higher.

2 weeks before your procedure:

  • If facial treatment: do not have facials, peels, cosmetic injections, or other facial procedures. This includes waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal.

1 Week before your procedure:

  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A, Retinol, AHAs, scrubs or any other potentially irritating products in the treatment area.

 

Vascular Lesions Post Treatment

  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves in 2-3 days.
  • Apply cooling to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next four hours, as needed. An oral, over-the-counter analgesic (acetaminophen such as such as Tylenol®) may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use such medicine according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Until redness has resolved, it is recommended to avoid the following:
    • Swimming, especially in pools with chemicals.
    • Hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas.
    • Activities that cause excessive perspiration, or any activity that may raise core body temperature.
    • Sun exposure or tanning to treated areas. Apply an SPF 45 or greater sunscreen protection to prevent skin colour changes.
    • Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants on the treated area.
  • Bath or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive.
  • If any darkened lesions occur, advise persons being treated not to pick or pull at darkened lesions as scarring may occur.

 

Possible Side Effects of Vascular Lesions removal

  • Bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of skin color, ingrown hairs, crusting, swelling, infection, and removal or lightening of freckles.
  • Removal or lightening freckles or other pigmented lesions. Freckles and other pigmented lesions may temporarily or permanently disappear in treated areas.
  • Prolonged itching, redness, and blistering.
  • Pigment changes including hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) lasting one to six (1-6) months or longer or possibly permanently.

 

Is laser vein removal safe?

Yes, the CandelaMax Pro is completely safe and effective for treating, targeting and destroying veins and vascular lesions. The precisely delivered laser technology is so safe it can be used on the face, and it is powerful enough to destroy larger more prominent veins on the legs.

 

Do the treatments hurt?

Laser vein targeting is non-surgical and requires no anesthetic. Depending on the patient and treatment area there may be a slight tingle or stinging sensation which only last momentarily.

 

What should I expect?

Following treatment patients experience a minor and temporary darkening of the vein. The week following the vein will begin fade until it is no longer visible.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of treatments needed to permanently rid a patient of a vascular lesion. Most patients require 1-4 treatments.

If you have any concerns or questions during your recovery, please call our office at 506.874.4421 (after-hours answering service is available).

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