What is the PROFILE vascular laser?
Profile is a new laser using infrared
energy and the new standard for the treatment of many skin
conditions. Profile allows your physician
to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries spider veins lesions and discoloration
of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
What conditions can be treated?
Telangiactasia Spider veins
Facial Veins Broken Capillaries
What will the PROFILE laser do?
Your physician will use Profile to restore
your skins youthful color. Broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated
from the visible layers of your skins surface. Profile has the ability to provide a treatment that is
optimized to your skin condition. Unwanted lesions will be preferentially heated by the laser energy
and become less noticeable,
some will disappear; and pigmented lesions
What areas can be treated?
All skin areas can be treated. Popular
areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Discuss your needs with your physicion.
Is there a risk?
There is little risk for the treatment
of these benign comditions. In some cases repeat treatment will be necessary depending on your response to
the treatment and the desired result.
How long will I take to recover?
Your healing time will depend upon your
actual treatment, and you may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. There is virtually no recovery
time and you may resume an active lifestyle immediately. Your physician can answer question about temporary
your skin color and how they may be camophlaged.
What should I expect after treatment?
Some temporary redness may be present
in the area that has been treated, however, this should subside within a few hours. Your skin will have a pink
or red color that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use a sun block
of at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
Will it be uncomfortable?
There is little to no discomfort, however
this varies from patient to patient and depends on the dpeth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia
and your physician will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There
will be no posttreatment discomfort.
What will happen during the
Your eyes will be protected with safety
shields or glasses. Profiles laser beam will be delivered to the area of your skin being treated.
You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted
vessels, heating and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size
of the area to be treated.
What aftercare will I need?
It is important to follow your physicians instructions.
You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize
your risk for inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest response time. Any vessels or pigment denatured
by the laser will be
reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in
a natural cleaning process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately since
they will no longer contain blood flow. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun
exposure. Most of the conditions treated by the laser will have been caused by sun exposure so avoiding
the sun will prolong your new youthful appearance. fully You need to cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever
you go outdoors.
PROFILE FROM SCITON:
A NEW APPROACH TO TREATING