Vascular Lasers

Vascular Lasers seattle | renton

Rosacea, redness, and broken blood vessels are some of the most common complaints that patients have. At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we have three different machines that can treat blood vessels: IPL, V-Beam Perfecta laser, and Aura KTP laser. This gives us tremendous versatility in tailoring your treatment. If you have sun-damaged skin with a combination of redness and brown spots, IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation may be right for you. If you have rosacea, generalized redness, or a port wine stain (birth mark), V-Beam Perfecta laser may be most appropriate.

Or, if you have individual broken capillaries or red spots, Aura KTP laser may be your best option. During your cosmetic consult, Dr. Reichel will determine the ideal treatment plan for your desired results.

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V-Beam Perfecta Laser

The V-Beam Perfecta laser is the gold standard for treating vascular skin conditions. This includes the treatment of rosacea, port wine stains, and broken blood vessels. At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Reichel has had 8 years experience with the V-Beam Perfecta laser and has treated thousands of patients.

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What V-Beam Perfecta Treats

  • Rosacea
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Dilated Blood Vessels
  • Spider and Cherry Angiomas
  • Stretch Marks
  • Keloid Scars
  • Superficial Leg Veins

How It Works

The V-Beam Perfecta laser deliver utilizes a wavelength that selectively targets your blood vessels, heating them and causing them to collapse. An Integrated Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) emits a short cooling spray just before each laser pulse, making the surface of the skin cooler and more comfortable.

What Can I Expect?

Vascular Lasers seattle | rentonAt your consultation, Dr. Reichel will determine the best treatment plan for your desired results. Typically, for rosacea, it will take at least 2 V-beam treatments, one month apart. For port wine stains, stretch marks, and keloid scars, more treatments may be required.

It's important to not be tan for this procedure (including artificial tans). Anesthesia is not used as this may actually constrict the blood vessels, which is your laser target. With each laser pulse, you will feel the cooling spray first followed by a rubber band snapping sensation.

Immediately after the treatment, you will feel like you have a mild sunburn, with some redness and swelling. Depending on the nature of the condition, some bruising is also possible. Ice and a mild topical steroid are applied immediately after treatment and recommended for the first 1-2 days after the procedure. It is also important to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen for the first week after the treatment. Swelling typically worsens around the eyes and upper cheeks over the first day or two and subsides in 3-4 days. We recommend propping your head upright on a couple of pillows when you sleep to help minimize this swelling. Redness and bruising (if present) is usually gone by 1 week. Make-up may be applied immediately after treatment.

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Aura KTP Laser

The Aura laser also treats vascular lesions, however, is especially suited for treating individual broken blood vessels as well as spider and cherry angiomas. At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, the response from many of our Aura patients is: "It's a miracle!" When they look in the mirror and see the immediate and dramatic results.

A pencil-like wand is used to literally erase dilated capillaries on the face. The effect is immediate and there is virtually no downtime. You may experience mild redness and swelling, but may return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Moisturizer with sunscreen is recommended for a week after treatment. For larger lesions like cherry angiomas, the lesion may turn purplish in color after the procedure, and then disappear in 1-2 weeks. No anesthesia is required and the treatment feels like a series of hot needle-like sensations.

This laser may not be as suitable for darker skin types. During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Reichel will determine if the Aura laser is right for you.

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