Vein Removal By Dr Lanzer
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Vein removal has evolved a considerable amount, since varicose veins can now be removed with the Aura Laser. Contrary to more invasive methods in the past, the Aura Laser is able to perform vein removal with a high-intensity single wavelength beam. To learn more about this new development in the world of cosmetic surgery, and to find out if you could be a good candidate, please read the detailed information on vein removal below!
How Does the Aura Laser Work in Vein Removal?
The Aura Laser is a high-intensity beam of light, which finds itself on a single wavelength. With the help of this advanced laser, Dr Lanzer is able to treat fine blood vessels on the face and neck. Larger areas can also be treated by attaching the Aura Laser to a dedicated scanner.
What Are the Advantages of the Aura Laser?
One of the biggest benefits connected to vein removal by Aura Laser is its selectiveness and accuracy. The light used by the Aura Laser is maximally absorbed by the blood vessels of the patient; this means that the cosmetic surgeon can provide a more accurate treatment that only causes a minimal amount of damage to the surrounding tissues.
Which Problems Can Be Treated with the Aura Laser?
The treatment capabilities of the Aura Laser are not limited to the removal of veins, since the Aura Laser is extremely suitable for the treatment of many body vascular lesions. These body vascular lesions include, but are not limited to: port wine stains, veins on the face, rosacea, Campbell de Morgan spots, venous lakes on the lip, superficial angiomas, spider naevi, telangiectasia, red scars, stretch marks, poikiloderma background redness or leg veins.
What Is the Cause of Vascular Lesions on the Body?
Vascular lesions can have numerous causes. Some vascular lesions are immediately visible after birth, while other vascular lesions are a result of a change in the size or form of several blood vessels in the body.
The majority of vascular lesions do not pose any danger for the health of the patient, which is why many people do not seek treatment for vascular lesions. However, vascular lesions do have the ability to grow, in which case they can become a problem possibly for the health of the patient. The growth of vascular lesions can have a genetic cause, but can also be caused by an underlying condition such as viral infections, scarlet fever, syphilis, hypersensitivity to certain medications and the toxic shock syndrome.
How Is Vein Removal Executed?
The removal of veins is most commonly executed with a blood vessel laser treatment. Laser is the best option for body vascular lesions, because this treatment does not cause any damage to the skin and minimises damage on any of the surrounding tissues.
Actual removal of the veins occurs by the absorption of laser light by the blood. The results of the treatment only become fully visible after a couple of weeks, when the natural appearance of the skin has returned. However, at the end of the recovery period, the veins that were previously present will no longer be visible.
Does Treatment with a Blood Vessel Laser Have Any Side-Effects?
Any side-effects that may arise from a treatment with the blood vessel laser are only temporary. One common side-effect many patients encounter after the treatment is minor skin discolouration, which is usually limited to the treatment area. Skin discolouration as a result of blood vessel laser treatment will only be visible for two weeks, but may vary according to the treatment area.
Another common side-effect after a blood vessel laser treatment is redness of the skin. These side-effects are of a very limited duration, since these side-effects usually disappear within a few days after your procedure.
To promote the recovery of the skin after a blood vessel laser treatment, it is advised to use sunscreen on the treatment area. By using sunscreen, you bring more moisture back into the skin and protect the skin against sun exposure, which could slow down your recovery time.
Are There Other Lasers That Can Be Used for the Treatment of Vascular Lesions or Other Conditions?
There are other lasers that could be used for the treatment of vascular lesions or other conditions that could affect the appearance or health of a patient.
The Pulsed Dye Laser is one of the lasers that could be used for the removal of port wine stains, hemangiomas, spider angiomas, rosacea and sun damage. Contrary to the Aura Laser, which uses a beam of light, the Pulsed Dye Laser uses short pulses combined with a cooling spray. The cooling spray used with this laser reduces the discomfort patients could experience during the treatment, but also enables safer use of the laser itself.
Another option some patients could benefit from is the KTP Laser. Compared to the Pulsed Dye Laser, the KTP Laser is a little more precise and accurate. Because it is more accurate, the KTP Laser tends to be used for more delicate areas such as the face.
Last but not least, there is also the GentleYAG® Laser. The GentleYAG® Laser is a laser that is most commonly used for the treatment of spider veins on the legs. It is also the recommended laser for a patient resistant to sclerotherapy or patients with veins too small to inject with a basic needle. The GentleYAG® Laser uses a beam of light for the removal of veins and is able to penetrate deep into the legs. Thanks to its penetration abilities, the cosmetic surgeon is able to treat a large variety of vein-related problems.
To find out if you are eligible for a treatment with a blood vessel laser, please contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic for an obligation-free appointment.
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