• Confidence is your
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  • First Government licenced
    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

  • Qualified cosmetic surgeon with over 17 years experience in cosmetic surgery

  • First Government licenced
    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

Vascular Laser

**Results may vary from person to person**

What is Vascular Laser?

The Deka SynchroPlay is a long pulsed Nd:YAG Laser. It has been specifically designed to treat vascular lesions without affecting the melanin in the upper regions of the skin. This means a more effective outcome as the laser is solely absorbed by the blood in the affective area with less chance of trauma to the surrounding skin. The lesion is slowly heated by the laser resulting in coagulation and destruction of the cells. Your body’s lymphatic system is responsible for removing those cells over the following months.

What can the Vascular Laser treat?

  • Larger veins on the face
  • Spider angiomas
  • Spider veins on the legs
  • Port wine stains
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Venous Lakes

**Results may vary from person to person**

Contraindications

There are some reason why Vascular Laser may not be suitable for you. These include:

  • Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Dermatitis or infection in the area being treated
  • History or keloid or abnormal would healing
  • Light sensitising medication
  • Light triggered seizures

How many treatments do I need?

The majority of patients require 2-3 sessions in their concern area. In some cases clients may require more sessions or require IPL PR sessions to improve smaller/finer vessels.

How often do I need to have treatments?

For the face we can treat at 6 week intervals. For the body we treat at 3 plus months. For some patients it is advisable to go 6 months in between treatments.

What will my skin look like after the treatment?

Initially your skin will be red and swollen in the area we have treated. This goes down over the next few days. You may then get some bruising, scabbing, blistering in the area we have treated.

What does it feel like?

The laser feels like a hot rubber band being flicked against the skin. We use cooling to make the treatment more comfortable for clients. If you have a large area to be treated we may recommend splitting the treatment over 2 days.

Preparing for treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • There must not be any fake tan present in the area to be treated

Potential Complications

Potential complications although rare can occur and include the following.

  • Prolonged redness
  • Hemosiderin staining, this is the iron leaking out of the cells. Usually it goes away on its own and can take up to 12 months.
  • Scarring. If the affected area isn’t looked after correctly i.e. blister is picked this may result in a permanent scar
  • Unsuccessful treatment.

For the next 3-5 days following your treatment

  • Redness and/ or warmth lasting a few hours to 3-4 days or more
  • Transient darkening of pigment and/or vascular lesions
  • Peeling, flaking, crusting that may be red or brown
  • Roughness
  • Mild bruising (purpura) and/ or petechia (in the case of laser)
  • Swelling and/ or hives
  • Vesicles and/ or blistering
  • Hair reduction
  • Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation which may or may not resolve
    If you are experiencing excessive swelling please consult your AFPLS Dermal Therapist.

Home Care Products to use for the following 3 – 5 days

For the next 5-7 days following treatment:

  • Do not exfoliate or pick at peeling skin
  • Do not use products containing AHA’s, BHA’s, Vitamin A (Retinol), astringents or exfoliating granules
  • Cool compress or ice as needed
  • Do not expose the skin to sun
  • MUST apply a sunscreen daily
  • Apply moisturiser as required (skin is best to remain moist during this time)
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, saunas, chlorinated and salt water pools, steam baths and hot showers for 48 hours following your treatment
  • Avoid wrinkle relaxers and/or wrinkle fillers for 2 weeks following your treatment
  • Avoid waxing, IPL, Laser or depilatory creams for 2 weeks following your treatment
  • Avoid applying tanning products for 2 weeks following your treatment

Suggested Homecare for 5-7 days

Normal/ Dry Skin Types

  • Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Moisturiser Cream/ Ultimate Bio-Repair
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+, SPF50+

Normal/ Oily Skin Types

  • Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+, SPF50+

Body

  • Mild bar or liquid soap or Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • SunActive SPF 50+

If I am interested, what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. You do not need a GPs referral for this consultation. Or you can have a complementary consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists or Nurses.


Complimentary Consultations

You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Dermal Therapists or Nurse prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Dermal Therapist/Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).

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(08) 9382 4800

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