Port Wine Stains / Leg Veins / Broken Veins

Lumenis One®  IPL / YAG Laser

Leg veins, spider veins and other benign vascular lesions are among the most frequent and challenging aesthetic complaints. Lumenis integrates two highly effective technologies to provide physicians with the most effective clinical solution for this complex condition:

The versatility of Intense Pulsed Light, at a range of 515 to 1200 nm, for reaching the small and superficial red vessels; and high-energy pulsed laser light at 1064 nm to treat deeper blue veins.

The result is the most comprehensive system available today that provides unparalleled performance in the non-invasive treatment of the full range of vascular structures, including:

  • Deeper, larger reticular and feeder veins up to 3 mm in diameter and 5 mm in depth
  • Spider complexes and superficial telangiectasias
  • Telangiectatic matting and hemosiderin staining associated with sclerotherapy

During treatment larger veins are completely closed and sealed, while smaller ones are effectively dissolved. This prevents the return of blood flow and recurrence of unsightly veins. An additional benefit is that the long wavelength laser energy easily passes through the melanin barrier of the skin's surface and does not interfere with pigment, enabling successful treatment of any skin type at any time during the year.  Treatment is fast and usually completed in just a few sessions. Results are both cosmetically pleasing and effective. Although the treatment is painful – like a hot dart – and a burning sensation for several minutes after treatment, the majority of patients find it acceptable.

The combined light sources of IPL and Nd:YAG offer important benefits over injection therapy. The combination of IPL and Nd:YAG therapy allows treatment of injectable leg veins as well as matting and small spider vessels that are often too small to inject. In addition laser / light therapy is fast, less painful; minimally invasive without needles; and typically does not require compression wrapping.

For more information visit www.aesthetic.lumenis.com/legveins