Clearing vascular lesions is a key component of skin rejuvenation.
Vascular lesions have exceptional variety. No other indication exhibits in so many different ways, from angiomas and facial veins to rosacea and port wine stains. Their causes, like treatments, vary just as greatly. Complete clearance is achieved with nuanced selection of power, pulse width and spot size. The ability to precisely target single vessels prior to global treatment differentiates great from average treatments.
- 3.4 Million procedures were performed in 2007, projections suggest 4 Million procedures by 20091
- Globally, treatments per laser are expected to increase from 250 in 2004 to 300 in 20091
- 10% of the world’s population exhibit some form of vascular condition from small veins to diffuse rosacea1
Clearance may be achieved with nuance selection of power, pulse width and spot size. The ability to precisely target single vessels prior to global treatment differentiates great from average treatments.
- KTP vs Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) on telangiectasias and general redness - KTP laser, however, was at least as effective or more effective than PDL on all subjects …..on average the KTP achieved 62% clearing after the first treatment and 85% 3 weeks following the 3rd. 76% of subjects reported KTP to be less painful. 2
- Both the 532 nm and 940nm wavelengths of the VariLite laser are effective in the treatment of facial telangiectasia. The wavelengths are complementary and additive in optimizing treatment for the variety of vessels sizes typically presenting3
1 Medical Insight, Inc, "Global Aesthetic Market Study”, Sept 2005
2 Dermatologic Surgery 2007; 33:441-448 Nathan Uebelhoer, MD, Melissa Bogle, MD, Thomas Rohrer, MD, Kenneth Arndt, MD, Jeffrey Dover, MD
3 Summary of Data presented by Asad R. Shamma, MD, FACS, at the International Vein Congress, April 2004.