Laser capable of penetrating deep into skin & is absorbed by hemoglobin & melanin chromophores
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
How does it work?
- Laser energy is selectively absorbed by the deeper levels of the dermis & allows for treatment of deeper vascular lesions such as telangiectasias (dilated small blood vessels on the skin or mucosa), hemangiomas, and spider veins.
- Laser energy is delivered using long pulses which are converted into heat in the tissues, the heat impacts the vasculature of the lesions.
Vein ablation Procedure:
- Cleanse topical numbing from skin with makeup removal wipe.
- Place eye protection on patient.
- Ensure Long Pulsed Yag handpiece is attached to laser.
- Turn Spectrum laser on with key.
- Spot size 3mm always (spot size adjustment on handpiece).
- Select energy (start low (8j) & increase if no reaction), single pulse.
- Apply ultrasound gel to treatment area.
- Remove handpiece from holster & secure to wrist.
- Switch laser from ‘Standby’ to ‘Ready’.
- Tip of hand piece should rest on patient’s skin (tip cools) & spot should be aimed at desired treatment area.
- Press down on trigger to deliver energy.
- Skip up vein with laser, hitting every other or every third spot.
- Watch for reaction (frost or resolution of vascular lesion).
- If no reaction, increase energy.
- Treat desired areas letting laser tip rest on skin between energy delivery for cooling/comfort.
- May require repeated treatment to get desired effect.
- Some areas may scab post treatment, keep clean & dry.