This non-invasive treatment uses a long-pulse (FOTONA SP DYNAMIS) for treating vascular lesions. It penetrates to a depth of 5-6 mm into the skin, allowing for highly effective treatments with minimal downtime.
How does it work?
The targeted chromophore for vascular lesions is intravascular oxyhemoglobin; thus, thermal damage is largely restricted to cutaneous blood vessels. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood in the vein, converted into heat, and the vein walls are subsequently destroyed. In comparison with other wavelengths, which mainly affect the surface layers of a lesion, Nd:YAG light also targets the underlying vascular feeding system, which is important for ensuring the long-term efficacy of the treatment. This process is safe as other healthy veins will still supply blood to the treated area and the body’s immune system clears away the dead tissue.
Frequently asked questions:
1. How many sessions do I need to do? How frequent in between sessions?
DrD: You will see a more prominent reduction of facial spider veins usually after 3-5 sessions and interval in between each treatment has to be at least 1 month apart with our own protocol.
2. Any downtime after this procedure?
DrD: There is minimal downtime redness after procedure. I would recommend you to use sunblock SPF 50 and to apply recovery cream, more moisturiser, as laser therapy can be dry to skin.
3. Any side effects?
DrD: So long that it is being done correctly and safely, you will have no side effects like blisters, rebound hyperpigmentation or white spots (hypopigmentation)