LASER REMOVAL OF CAPILLARIES OR VASCULAR LESIONS
HOW IS THE SURGERY DONE? WHAT ABOUT THE POST-OPERATIVE PERIOD AND ANAESTHESIA?
Laser removal of vascular lesions (capillaries) is a completely non-invasive procedure with minimal pain (the stinging sensation is negligible). The cooling system prevents pain during the procedure and prevents potential damage to the epidermis.
The laser beam only affects the pigment (haemoglobin) contained in the vascular lesions, without damaging the epidermis or other structures in the subcutaneous tissue. Changes are noticeable immediately after the procedure, but the treated skin needs care for at least four weeks. We recommend avoiding the sun and using adequate sunscreen to protect yourself from possible UV rays.
AFTER THE SURGERY
Immediately after the procedure, redness and swelling appear around the treated area. The swelling and redness usually subside the same day. If an extensive area is treated, small haematomas (bruises) may appear and take a little longer to heal, but even these will disappear with proper care.
The number of treatments depends on the characteristics of the vascular lesions, e.g. depth, extent, type, and colour. The procedure is extremely efficient, often requiring only one or two sessions in 70% of cases. If more extensive areas are treated, the procedure must be performed several times to prevent permanent damage.