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Laser Light Therapy

Laser light is a revolutionary treatment option for spider veins and skin pigment problems.
The most common laser procedures are treatment of spider veins on the face, legs, ankles or feet. Spider veins are reddish or purplish in color and can appear raised or flat, and treatment is primarily for cosmetic purposes. The laser can treat either single or matted spider veins.

Cosmetic laser treatment can be used for:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Age spots
  • Liver spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Birthmarks (including
    port wine stains)
  • Spider veins
  • Stretch marks
  • Unsightly hair
  • Strawberry hemangiomas
  • Warts
  • Rosacea
  • Scars

Frequently Asked Questions

How it works?

The cosmetic laser machine delivers an intense pulse of light that penetrates the skin. The light is absorbed by the vein and converted to heat, which destroys the blood vessel, taking the unsightly color with it. Despite the intense light, the procedure is remarkably gentle. The light is only absorbed by the vein, and the surrounding tissue is not affected. Because the treatment is so selective, it is considered safer than other treatment options, the most common of which is injection therapy. It is so safe that it can be used to treat infants. The recovery time is also shorter than other options.

Possible side effects

Immediately following treatment, the area that has been treated may appear redder than usual or discolored, and some patients report an increase in skin pigmentation. Skin color usually returns to normal over time.

How long does it take?

A laser light treatment session usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. For some conditions, such as small spider veins, only one session may be required. Additional sessions may be necessary depending on the condition and where on the body the treatment is needed.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effect of laser treatment is redness or swelling of the skin for a few hours after treatment. The extent of this varies widely with patients and the area that is treated.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL- Gentlelase

The laser removes unwanted body hair without damaging the pores and other skin structures.

How does it work?

The dermatologist smears a thin coat of colorless gel on the area to be treated, and then delivers short laser pulses using the hair removal laser. Each flash of laser light disables a large number of hair follicles in less than a second. Some patients report a small stinging sensation during treatment.

How many sessions are necessary?

To regularly produce a strand of hair, a hair follicle alternates between an active phase, when the hair is being produced, and resting phase, when the follicle is not active. Because the laser only affects actively growing follicles, only some of the hair is removed at each session. Patients usually have to return for additional sessions, to treat the remaining hair follicles as they become active. On average, 4 to 5 sessions are required, and the sessions are usually scheduled about one month apart.

How long does it take?

The amount of time the procedure takes depends on the size of the skin area being treated. In general, hair can be removed from the face and bikini area in less than 30 minutes. Larger areas, such as the legs or chest, may require more time.

What are its advantages?

Advantages of laser hair removal over waxing, shaving, plucking and electrolysis include:

  • Longer window of hair regrowth
  • Less pain and fewer visits than electrolysis
  • Less chance of allergic reaction
  • Less chance of ingrown hairs
  • No waxing is required before treatment
  • Hair does not need to be grown out before treatment
  • No anesthesia is required
  • Are there any side effects?

    The most common side effect of laser treatment is redness or swelling of the skin for a few hours after treatment. The extent of this varies widely with patients and the area that is treated.