Yeah. Unlike other treatment methods, laser treatments are fast, effective, non-diseased, cause little damage to the surrounding tissue, and are relatively less painful. In addition, it can be applied by minimally affecting the social and work life of the patient.
How is the treatment of vascular lesions with laser?
As with all laser processes, this is a selective photothermolysis event. The target of laser light in vascular treatment is the chromophores (colored substances) called hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin in the erythrocytes in the blood in the vessels. These colored substances absorb the laser beam. As a result of 90 ~C heat generated in the target structure, the vascular structure is destroyed. And then these destroyed structures are eliminated by the body and removed from the body.
In which cases laser treatment can be applied?
There are many congenital or acquired vascular pathologies and most of them can be treated with laser. Congenital hemangioma, Port Wine Stain (PWS) etc. vascular pathologies or subsequent Erythema, Spider Angioma, Pyogenic Granuloma, Angiokeratoma, Venous Lake etc. Laser treatment is applied to vascular pathologies.
What are the most common vascular lesions that patients apply for treatment?
The most common vascular lesions that patients apply to the clinic for treatment: Red or blue capillaries, which we call telangiectasia, on the cheeks, under the eyes, and on the nose; They are blue or red capillaries or relatively deeper located blue veins on the thigh, leg and back of the knee.
Their diameter should be between 0 and 5 mm, otherwise we cannot achieve the desired result with laser. Vascular pathology is evaluated and treatment planning is made specific to the pathology of each patient.
Especially long-term exposure to the sun or solarium, old age, trauma, pregnancy, locally applied steroid drugs, birth control pills, etc. With these factors, capillary enlargement (telangiectasia) may occur on the face or legs. Again, due to old age or the sun, vascular lesions in the
form of red small spots, called angiomas, may occur on the trunk and face. In these superficially located vascular pathologies, a one-session treatment is usually sufficient, sometimes a two-session treatment.
Long standing in the legs, obesity, inactivity, smoking, etc. Veins may become prominent due to increased pressure in the veins (veins) due to reasons such as veins. The vascular pathology that we call blue veins with laser, which is very noticeable especially in white skinned people and creates an aesthetically bad appearance, can be removed with one session of laser treatment.
In congenital vascular pathologies such as hemangioma and PWS, the method of application of the treatment and the number of sessions can be very variable depending on the origin of the vessel (arterial) or vein (vein), the depth of the localization area, the width of the area covered, and the amount of blood flow in the vein in the pathological area.
Which veins do you not apply laser to?
Laser treatment is not applied to very large (over 5mm diameter) veins, veins with insufficiency in the valves detected by Doppler, and if there is occlusion in deep veins. We can also make lasers on vessels smaller than 5mm in diameter...
What is the number of sessions, application time and interval in vascular treatments?
The number of sessions in vascular pathologies is determined only after the patient is examined. With Gemini Laser, we can treat veins with a diameter of less than 4 mm in a single session with a special method for our clinic. The time between sessions is usually up to 4 weeks. Each session lasts between 15-45 minutes depending on the condition of the vascular lesion.
Does gender matter in treatment?
In the treatment, the gender of the patient does not affect the treatment. It can be easily applied to both genders.
Is vascular formation seen in the same area after laser treatment?
Recurrence of the vascular pathology in the same region is out of the question. However, depending on the nature of the lesion, new vascular lesions may be seen in the same region, independent of the first, but this probability is much less than in people who have never had laser treatment.
What kind of effects can be seen on the skin after laser vascular lesion treatment?
Depending on the condition of the vascular lesion, mild and short-term redness, edema and small crusting may occur after the application. If the patient's skin is very thin or the depth of the lesion is large, a superficial burn may be seen, and then crusting and redness lasting 15-20 days may be seen.
This redness lasts for 2-3 months and returns to normal skin color. Permanent side effects are rare. If the patient does not use a high factor sunscreen cream after the treatment, there may be a color change in the application area.