How does the laser remove facial blood
intense pulsed energy in the green light
range. Since hemoglobin contained
blood absorbs green light, we are able
to introduce this energy through the
skin effectively targeting and heating
blood within facial vessels and leg
veins. A water-cooled sapphire chill tip
attached to the laser head increases
patient comfort and appears to protect
the outer layers of the skin during the
delivery of laser energy. The long pulse
duration does not cause unsightly
bruising as seen with older technology.
How successful is this process in the
treatment of blood vessels?
degree of success will vary from patient
to patient, however, studies show that
the success in the treatment of facial
blood vessels range between 75-90% with
a single treatment, but most patients
will require 2-3 treatments to obtain
the results they want.
How is the laser treatment performed?
scheduled for treatment in general do
not require any anesthetic, either
locally or topically since the chill tip
greatly reduces the degree of discomfort
associated with the laser impacts.
Photographs will be taken at the time of
the consultation visit or at the time of
the first treatment. Protective eyewear
is supplied for everyone in the
procedure room and remains on during the
entire treatment. Blood vessels are
treated with one or more laser passes in
order to achieve the clinical endpoint
of vessel disappearance or vessel
coagulation. Patients will then be
discharged with post-op care
What will I look like after treatment?
patients after treatment have some
pinkness and occasionally a small amount
of swelling within the treated sites.
This will diminish over a 24-48 hour
What are the risks associated with laser
treatment for facial blood vessels has
been free of significant complications.
There is a chance of temporary
pigmentation disturbances, especially in
patients who are darker skinned or who
have a tan. On occasion postoperative
crusting and swelling are noted but this
is not associated with any significant
increased risks of complications.
How much will the procedure cost?
your initial consultation the cost of
laser treatment will be discussed in
detail. The number of blood vessels or
size of area to be treated is directly
related to the fee for the procedure.
The fee quote given will be for each
treatment session anticipated. Since
this procedure is considered cosmetic,
we require patients to pay for procedure
at the time of service.
What can I expect?
have satisfied customers but patient
variation makes it difficult to predict
the exact outcome in every case. We are
committed to excellence and will attempt
to provide a pleasing cosmetic outcome
for all of our patients, but no specific
guarantees can be made with regard to
the final outcome.
- Blood vessels shrink and
collapse rather than break...no
- Quick and effective treatment
- No down time