Vascular lesions are a collective group of dermatological conditions that occur due to some kind of blood vessel abnormality. It includes conditions such as port wine stains, rosacea, angiomas, spider and varicose veins, benign pigmented (brown) skin and others. These lesions can occur anywhere on the skin and can affect all people of any age. Some of these lesions can be congenital, meaning you are born with them, and some are as a result of sun damage, pregnancy or aging. Most of these lesions cause significant cosmetic concern and treatment provides not only symptomatic relief, but also boosts self-confidence.

Treatment: Cutera Laser Excel V

Laser and light-based devices have been shown to be effected in the treatment of superficial facial and body vascular lesions. We at (name of practice) offer the Cutera Excel V Laser, a top of the range solid-state laser system that uses dual wavelengths (532/1064nm) to produce faster and more efficient clearing of targeted lesions. This high-powered green laser is absorbed by these broken blood vessels in the skin and heats them up until they are removed, all while maintaining the natural skin tone and color of the skin.

This minimally invasive procedure is non-invasive and does not require anaesthetic like other procedures for vascular lesions. The number of visits and duration of each visit is dependent on the size of the lesion being treated and the number of areas that are being treated. Some people see improvement after only one session of laser therapy. Consult your dermatologist to determine how long your procedure will take depending on what you would like to achieve.

The common side effects of laser therapy are minimal and include slight reddening and swelling of the area which was lasered. Pain is usually minimal, and some patients experience bruising.

Laser treatment is done in the dermatologist’s office, and you are free to go about your day as soon as your session is done. Remember that the skin is sensitive after laser therapy, and it is best to avoid direct sunlight or vigorous washing of the area.