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Vascular lesions consist of different types, from small telangiectasias (sometimes called spider veins or broken veins) to large Port Wine Stains. Some vascular lesions are present from birth, while others develop with age, or as the result of environmental damage (such as sun exposure). Regardless of the size of the lesion, they can cause psychological trauma so strong that patients seek professional help to remove them. Historically they have been covered with make-up, while surgery has been limited to the larger vessels on the legs.
With the use of Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) you can treat even the most difficult vascular lesion successfully and with high comfort for your patients. The vessel supplying the lesion with blood is targeted and destroyed. Over time the vascular lesion disappears, restoring the skin’s natural appearance.
Nd:YAG technology is a much more effective option for the treatment of leg veins. The built-in SoftCoolTM ensures a near pain-free treatment of leg vessels. Nd:YAG is also a safer alternative than IPL or SWT® for leg veins. SWT® is good for treatment of very superficial small vessels or matting after sclerotherapy. Note that lasers or light can first be used 1 month post sclerotherapy.
For superficial lesions the Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood contained in the vessels. The light energy is transformed into heat. This heat is used to damage the walls of the vessels. The combination of Ellipse Square Pulse Technology - which minimises the risk of side effects by ensuring consistent intensity of energy throughout the pulse - and Dual Mode Filtering (which eliminates unnecessary and potential harmful wavelengths, allowing only those that are beneficial to the treatment) ensures that the treatment is done without damaging the surrounding tissue, without the need for active skin cooling. The results are further enhanced by the short pulse available in the Nordlys. This even allows you to treat emotional flushing and pink (residual) port wine stains.
With SWT® and Nd:YAG 1064 you can treat the following vascular conditions with excellent results:
You no longer have to worry about your facial thread veins. Those thin vessels (called telangiectasias) around your nose or on your cheeks are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin, often formed as a result of sun-exposure. They sometimes occur in an area of more general redness. In addition to small veins, some of us have small red spots on the skin. Sometimes, these are small, raised and almost circular in appearance – and are often called cherry spots or ruby spots. These start to form in our twenties, and more appear as we age. Others, called spider veins, have a circular centre, with small veins branching out. Both of these are easily treated with Ellipse IPL or Nd:YAG technology.