Reduce unsightly spider veins and pigmented spots.
PROCEDURE PERFORMED BY:
ED BECKER, M.D.
MELISSA PATTEE, PA-C
JAY ZIMMERMAN, M.D.
Using the DioLite 532 laser, we can decrease unattractive skin lesions with the mild action of a light beam. This treatment allows comfortable, safe, non-traumatic and precise treatment of vascular and pigmented skin lesions. In many cases, treatments are performed without any anesthesia, although a local topical anesthetic may be utilized.
Vascular lesions are created by extraordinarily large or numerous blood vessels right under the surface of the skin – the so-called “Spider veins.” Spider veins on the face and other modest vascular lesions on the body can be effectively treated with the DioLite laser.
Pigmented lesions occur when an abundance of melanocytes, or pigment-producing cells, are found in the skin. When dark pigment multiplies, it forms freckles and brown age spots. Dark freckles and dark age spots can be effectively treated with the DioLite laser.
The following photos show results of this laser treatment on spider veins:
The DioLite 532 laser can treat facial spider veins, lentigenes (flat, brown spots), keratoses (slightly elevated pigmented spots), and freckles. Using a pencil-thin handpiece, the doctor directs a beam of laser light to the particular area of treatment. There may be a small stinging sensation during the treatment, followed by some redness which should vanish in two to four hours. (There is no purple skin discoloration or bruised aesthetics to the treated skin.) Postoperative care is minimal – for example, involving the use of an anti-bacterial ointment for a short time. Final results should be evident within 10-14 days for vascular lesions, and within 2-3 weeks for pigmented lesions.