Vascular Laser Treatment
At Adelaide Plastic Surgery we are pleased to be home to one of the largest ranges of medical grade lasers in Australia. When it comes to vascular skin concerns, we have the option of providing treatment with the Excel V laser.
Whatever your skin concern may be, one of our experienced laser nurses will work towards achieving the aesthetic results you’re seeking.
What can we treat?
Our Excel V treats a large variety of vascular skin conditions, such as:
- Broken capillaries
- Venous lakes
- Port wine stains
- Red scars
- Poikiloderma (discolouration caused by sun damage on the neck and chest)
This laser is also used in our laser rejuvenation treatments, because of its ability to target other skin issues, such as enlarged pores, and overall skin texture.
How do our vascular lasers work?
Most of the vascular skin conditions we treat occur as a result of broken or excess blood vessels. During treatment, the green and yellow light administered from these lasers is strongly absorbed by the red component of blood, which selectively seals the abnormal vessels. As a result, redness in the treated area is diffused, restoring your skin’s natural tone and colour.
At Adelaide Plastic Surgery we offer complimentary, no obligation consultations with our experienced laser nurses. During this consultation you will experience a full facial analysis, and a treatment plan will be tailored to your individual aesthetic needs. We often find that our patients have various areas of concern, which in some cases are best treated with a combination of lasers in order to deliver an optimal result. This is one of the benefits of coming to Adelaide Plastic Surgery – our extensive range of lasers allows us to tailor your treatment to match your specific needs, rather than having a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We recommend that you allow 15-30 minutes for this consultation. Please keep this in mind when organising parking so that you don’t feel the need to rush. There is the possibility for your treatment to be done on the same day, depending on the availability of the laser.
How many treatments will I need?
As a guide, most vascular lesions require two to three treatments, at 6-8 week intervals. However, some patients may see significant improvement after just one treatment.
What can I expect after my treatment?
The vessels usually shrink or disappear immediately post treatment. They may reappear again but should gradually disappear over the following 6-8 weeks. Depending on what is being treated, you may experience some bruising, swelling and, in some cases, minor blistering in the area. This is all to be expected and will be explained fully in your consultation.
What are the possible complications?
A rare complication of laser treatment is the risk of possible scarring to the treated area. Generally, however, the risk of scarring is minimal with this procedure as the skin between the vessels suffers little to no damage. This will be outlined to you in your consultation with your laser nurse.
We are pleased to offer complimentary, no obligation consultations with our laser nurses, where you can discuss your treatment plan and be given an estimate for your specific treatment.
Most treatments we perform fall within the 5-10 minute timeframe, depending on the size of the area needing to be treated.
Ready to book an initial consultation?
If you are ready to book your initial consultation, please book online or call us to book with one of our helpful team members. We’ll be pleased to help you start your journey.
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