Many people are bothered by dilated capillaries on their face as well as other parts of their bodies. They feel it detracts from their appearance. Your physician knows they can be troublesome too and wants to help you achieve a more pleasant appearance.
Now there is a new, safe and effective treatment for birthmarks, small facial veins and other benign vascular lesions of the skin. In fact IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology was designed to physician specifications to treat these lesions successfully. What that means to you is a comfortable reduction of your lesion without the bruising caused by other laser systems. Patients who have asked for this treatment are pleased with their new appearance when their skin problems are diminished.
A – They are congenital, acquired through overexposure to the sun, a result of oral contraceptives, hormone therapy, or the aging process.
A – Yes, and often quite bothersome! That’s why thousands of patients every year are treated with a laser to decrease the appearance of these problem spots.
A – Many people feel lesions detract from their appearance. With a means of treatment as comfortable, safe and effective as IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology, there is simply no reason to live with this problem.
A – As with any lesion you may find, consult your physician first, especially if:”it has changed color, size, shape, texture, itches or it is weeping.”
A – Depending on the lesion, treatment could involve: surgical removal, injections of various agents, topical medications or lasers, some of which are painful and may cause scarring or simply do not give optimal results.
A – Most adults treated using IPL call it the “gentle laser.” Patients feel virtually nothing up to a sensation of a hot pinprick for a fraction of a second. It’s so gentle that local anesthesia is seldom necessary. IPL technology treats tissue by gently sealing vessels, unlike some laser systems such as flash lamp pulsed dye lasers which cause bruising that persists 1 – 2 weeks after treatment.
A – Treatment with a laser varies from patient to patient depending on the type of lesion, size of the affected area, the color of the skin around the lesion and the depth to which the lesion extends beneath the skin’s surface. In general, these are the steps that will take place:
A – Side effects are uncommon and usually minimal. They will be explained by your physician.
A – Your physician will give you full instructions for skin care after being treated with a laser. The use of sunscreens many times is common.
A – Optimal results are best achieved only if you avoid exposing the treated area to the sun or by covering the area with a sun block that is approved by your physician. The use of sunscreens is always recommended when you will be exposed to the sun.
A – Tell your physician you want your problem spots treated. Soon you will be on your way to a better appearance!