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Facial Veins

With the DIOLITE 532 Laser or the Elite Laser, The Laser Clinic - Musgrave Park and Hillcrest can offer you the latest in treatment options to eliminate unattractive skin lesions with the gentle action of a light beam.

The laser allows non-traumatic treatments of vascular and pigmented skin lesions that are comfortable, safe and effective.

The mild & precise treatment provides consistent results and, in most cases treatments are performed without any anesthesia or pain.

 
Are Laser Treatments Safe?
Yes. Lasers have been used in medicine for a wide range of treatments since the early 1960's by many specialists, including Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. In the hands of a trained healthcare therapist the use of a Laser is safe & effective.
 
Procedure
A Laser generates an intense beam of light.
This energy brings energy to a specific site, through a small hand piece connected to the Laser.

The Laser light is absorbed by Oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells that carry oxygen) and Melanin / Pigment (black and brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells by leaving healthy cells intact.


Diolite 532 Laser
 
What is a Vascular Lesion?
A Vascular Lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin or result in a red appearance of the skin. Spider veins (telangiectasia) are the most common Vascular Lesions.

* Varicose veins are not treated by the Diolite Laser.
 
What is a Pigmented Lesion?
Melanin is the dark pigment present in the skin & is produced by Melanocytes.
Pigmented Lesions occur when an abundance of Melanocytes are found in the skin.When the dark pigment multiplies,it forms freckles, brown age spots & moles.
 
What Should A Patient Expect Before and After Treatment?
Treatment may vary depending on patient characteristics and the area being treated.

You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of Laser light. You will be placed in a reclined position, depending on the location of the treatment.

The therapist will use a 'pencil thin' hand piece to direct a beam of Laser Light to the specific area of treatment. In most cases anesthesia is NOT required.

Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during the treatment followed by some redness which usually goes away within 2-4 hours. Mild swelling and minor scabbing may occur in the next few days, this heals quickly. Postoperative care is minimal.

Your therapist may ask you to use an anti-bacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process.

Final treatment results should be visible within 10-14 days after treatment for Vascular Lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for Pigmented Lesions.
In the meantime, normal daily activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.

 
What Conditions are Treated with the Laser?
 

VASCULAR LESIONS

 
  • TELANGIECTASIA
    Facial Spider Veins caused by dilation of capillary vessels or Arterioles
  • CHERRY ANGIOMAS
    Slightly raised, red lesions
  • SPIDER ANGIOMAS
    Slightly raised, red spider-like lesions
  • ROSACEA
    Red facial lesions around the nose and cheeks causing a sunburn or embarrassed look.
 

PIGMENTED LESIONS

 
  • LETIGINES
    Flat brown spots present on the skin (liver spots)
  • KERATOSES
    Slightly scaly elevated pigmented spots
  • FRECKLES
    Brownish spots on the skin, common on people with fair skin
 
As a patient, what does the Laser mean to me & what are the benefits?
 
  • Excellent and consistent outcome - minimal to no discoloration, swelling or complications.
  • Friendly & gentle treatment typically performed without anesthesia or pain.
  • Simple Treatment - minimal care, before & after treatment
  • Comfortable surroundings - treatment is performed in The Laser Clinic and only takes minutes
 
How will I know if Laser treatment is right for me?
Ask your therapist. After a brief examination, your therapist will be able to determine if Laser Treatment is appropriate for you.
 
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Since the treatment only takes a few minutes, your therapist may be able to perform the procedure immediately.
 
 
 
Contact Details
 
Musgrave Laser Clinic
Suite G12, Musgrave Park
Musgrave Road, Durban, 4001
Phone: +27 31 202 6698
Fax: +27 31 201 3714
Email: info@laserclinic.co.za
 
Hillcrest Laser Clinic
Suite 6 Centenary Medical Centre
55 Old Main Road, Hillcrest
Phone: 072 3729252/082 5543663
Email: info@laserclinic.co.za
 
Business Hours
Hillcrest
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm
Musgrave
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
 
 
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Pigmented Lesions

 

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