Vascular Lesions Treatment With Nd Yag Laser (Fotona)
Thanks to laser treatments, you don’t have to worry about vascular lesions anymore. You can easily get rid of those unsightly veins that peep out from under your skin surface. Whether it’s port-wine stains, haemangiomas, telangiectasias, venous lakes, or angiomas, lasers are routinely used to clear them up with clinical precision in a safe and effective manner, minus the discomfort and inconvenience associated with surgical methods.
Types of Vascular Lesions
Studies have shown that vascular lesions are a fallout of ageing, oxidation and various factors. Together, these conditions cause vascular dilation, damage, and changes in the connective tissue.
The Fotona Nd Yag laser uses 1064 nm wavelength to effectively target and treat the various vascular treatments anywhere on the body. Here are some of the vascular lesions that Fotona ND: Yag laser can treat; -
- Port-wine stain: It is a type of flat pigmented birthmark that varies from pink to red in colour. These patches have proper, well-defined edges.
- Spider veins on the legs: Spider veins appear as thin lines, webs, or branches snaking along your legs. These lesions are blue, purple, or red in colour.
- Venous lake: These are usually a result of vascular lesions developing on the lower lip area. The vascular dilation results in the formation of soft bluish lesions.
- Rosacea: Rosacea is an acute skin condition that usually develops on the central areas of the face. Common symptoms include a profusion of inflamed papules and pustules; flushing of the face; erythema and telangiectasia. Because of these symptoms, people often mistake rosacea for other skin conditions like sunburn, or acne vulgaris.
Fotona Nd Yag Laser Treatment Explained
The Nd: YAG laser treatment uses the generated energy to heat the blood in the cutaneous blood vessels, and this heat destroys the vascular walls. The deep penetration laser also works on the supply network of veins that are feeding the vascular system. As a result, the blood supply to the affected area is maintained even as destroyed cells are flushed away by the body’s immune system. Other benefits of this laser include low melanin absorption and high oxyhaemoglobin absorption levels.
Combination of Lasers Treatment for Vascular Lesions
A combination of different lasers is used together with the Fotona laser for treating vascular lesions. This multi-modality devices includes Q-switched laser and yellow 577nm laser can be used together with Fotona’s long-pulse Nd:Yag laser. There is also the multi-wavelength version which can tackle both, vascular and pigmented lesions.
The Fotona long-pulse Nd: YAG laser’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin, gives it the edge when treating vascular lesions. Treatment with Nd: YAG lasers have proven especially effective in treating deep haemangiomas with a majority of patients reporting a significant reduction of lesions.
The Fotona ND:Yag vascular treatment can be combined with other lasers, such as Q-switched laser, Pico laser, Yellow laser and some energy based modality such as Intense Pulse Light, operating sequentially. This combination laser treatment can better treat issues like acne, pigmentation, melasma, rosacea, and facial veins, by focusing on the different skin layers. Other benefits of this laser treatment include smoothness, reduced pigmentation, smaller pores, fairer and firmer skin.
The Fotona Nd YAG Laser Advantage
Thanks to a proprietary Variable Square Pulse (VPS) Technology, the Fotona Nd:YAG laser can penetrate deeper into the skin. This capability allows Fotona lasers to generate thermal energy without affecting the skin surface. Unlike conventional Nd: YAG technologies, Fotona’s VSP pulses instantly raise temperature levels only in the targeted skin layers. This means that adjoining skin layers remain safe.
Fotona Nd YAG Laser Vascular Lesion Treatment Decoded
The Fotona Nd YAG treatment is a laser-based treatment that takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete a session. Since it’s a non-invasive therapy, concerns like pain or downtime do not come into the picture. Your doctor may recommend 1 or 2 sessions of Fotona laser therapy a few weeks apart.
Frequently Asked Questions - Fotona Laser for Vascular Lesions
1. How many treatment sessions will I require?
Usually, one to two treatment sessions are found to be sufficient for treating vascular lesions. However, your doctor is better placed to advise you on the number of treatment sessions you require. Following a detailed examination and evaluation. This is based on factors such as number of vascular lesions, vascular colour, size of the blood vessels, and extent of the damage.
2. When will I see the results?
Patients generally notice improvements in vascular conditions within two to four weeks. However, the results will continue to improve gradually.
3. Will the Vascular Lesions Treatment be painful?
The best part about the Fotona laser treatment is that you don’t require any anaesthetic while undergoing the procedure. There is no pain involved as a cooling device is used during the procedure.
4. Do I need any special preparations ahead of the procedure or after it is done?
There are no specific dos or don’ts that you have to follow prior to the Fotona vascular laser procedure. After the procedure, sunscreen of SPF 30 and above is recommended.