RevLite Laser Vascular Treatment
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RevLite Treating vascular
Laser is indicated for the treatment of the following vascular lesions:
Telangiectasia (Facial and Leg Vessels)
Diffuse Erythema (Redness) or Facial Flushing
Poikiloderma of Civatte (Combination of Pigmentation and Vessels)
Port Wine Stain
What is the treatment process?
As with all dermal therapies, consultation is essential to provide a desirable outcome for both patient and therapist. During a consultation the therapist should assess skin type and skin condition being treated, and refer to doctor if further assessment is required. It is also important to discuss contraindications, discuss how treatment works, estimate the number of treatment sessions, discuss side effects of treatment and potential complications, advise the costs, a consent form must be signed and then any test patches can be performed.
During a consultation, the therapist will also ask a number of questions to determine a candidate’s suitability for treatment. It is important to postpone a treatment when a candidate presents with recent unprotected sun exposure, tanned skin, fake tan, known photosensitizing reaction, and open lesions and cuts. Other factors affecting treatment outcomes will need to be taken into consideration. These include post treatment sun exposure, medications such as the oral contraceptive pill, topical steroid use, and hormonal changes such as pregnancy. Lastly, the therapist needs to inform the patient how to look after their skin post treatment.
How does the laser treat vascular lesions
Red blood cells contain Haemoglobin molecules. A Haemoglobin molecule contains heme or an iron pigment complex. This enables red blood cells to hold oxygen creating Oxyhaemoglobin, which is bright red in color.
The heat destroys the red blood cells and the cells that form the wall of the blood vessels referred to as endothelial cells. This can result in permanent destruction, part destruction, or temporary destruction of the vessels.
The effectiveness is determined by the vessel size and depth, the fluence (energy) used, and the pulse width. A larger vessel requires a longer pulse width. Fine surface vessels require a very short pulse width.
Treatment may result in only some cells being destroyed, in which case, the surviving endothelial cells will restore the vessel to partial or full function.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions a patient needs to obtain optimal results will depend on:
1. Skin type
2. Size of vessel
3. Depth of vessel
4. Fluence (energy)
On average, most patients will need between 3 and 6 sessions.
What are the post-treatment changes?
The vessels will either immediately disappear (though this may be disguised by general erythema created by heat, coagulate (turn grey), or take 2 to 5 days to minimize or disappear.
What are the treatment intervals?
Some vessels will come back after treatment so sessions performed at 6 weekly intervals may be required to effectively destroy the vessel. 3 to 6 sessions on average is required.
How do I maintain the results?
Treated vessels and/or new vessels may re-appear in the future, so a maintenance program may be recommended. It is also recommended that the patient wear sunscreen daily, reduce hot drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, and extreme temperatures in order to maintain results for as long as possible.