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Lux G is used for
- Facial Spider Veins
- Redness from Acne
- Port Wine Stains
- Redness from Surgical Scars
- Spider Veins on the thigh, leg and ankle
- Brown Pigmentation from Sun Damage
- Sun spots and Actinic Bronzing
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(Individual results may vary)
Lux 1064 Vascular Laser
In the near future Dr. Sedgh will offer the Lux1064 for varicose veins. This section is to provide information at this time.
Animation Lux 1064 Vein Laser
(Individual results may vary)
The Vein Laser Process
The laser is placed directly over the offending blood vessels and then a pulse of light is fired from the laser onto the blood vessel. This should cause the vessel to blanch, fade or ‘grey’, depending upon which laser is used. The laser is then moved along the length of the vessel so that the whole vessel is treated. During treatment you will wear protective goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
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- Treatment - Lux 1064 *
- Patient results may vary
Who can be treated?
Many laser systems can not be used to treat dark skins because the light emitted by the laser will be absorbed by the melanin in the skin and will heat the skin up as well as the vessel. However, the Nd:YAG laser is very gentle on dark skin types, so almost all skin types can be treated with this system. In some cases, Sclerotherapy may be a safer choice.
Some vessels are not suitable for laser treatment. Very large vessels (more than approximately 4mm) or varicose veins cannot be treated. Some deep lying or blue veins may require more treatments than smaller red veins. If there are any areas of broken skin, the treatment should be delayed until the area has completely healed.
Is Laser Vein Therapy painful?
As the light energy is absorbed by the skin, it heats it up, and creates a sharp pinprick, burning sensation. Most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Redness and a slight burning sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack may be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms. You may see a temporary ‘greyness' in the vessels, which will pass, and you might notice that some vessels have disappeared immediately. Around the vessel you might see some bruising.
What are the side effects?
A ‘cat-scratch' type reaction occurs in some people along the length of the vessel. Hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation (loss of pigment) or blistering may occur, but will generally heal with no long-lasting side effects. If the treated area blisters following treatment, the blistered area should be left alone to heal naturally. It is important to avoid scratching or picking scabs or blisters as this could result in scarring. Very rarely, scarring may occur.
How do I prepare for treatment?
You should avoid strong sunlight during the course of treatment and for at least 3-4 weeks afterwards. It is recommended that an SPF 30 is used on treated areas. Tanned skin cannot be treated and patients must not tan 6 weeks ahead of and during the entire treatment period.
How long does treatment take?
The length of each treatment will depend on the type and size of vessels, but a typical session will take from 15 to 30 minutes.
How many treatments are necessary?
The length and number of treatments will depend on the severity of the problem, but typically 3-5 treatments will be needed. Treatments should take place approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.
Rejuvelux IPL for facial veins, rosacea
Lux V for the treatment of acne
Fractional Laser for skin resurfacing
Sclerotherapy injections for varicose and larger spider veins
During your office consultation you will be provided with a detailed plan of the treatments that will benefit you most. Initial Cosmetic Consultations are Complimentary.
Please contact us by phone or email with any questions you may have or request an appointment online for your complimentary consultation.
* Individual Results May Vary