About Vascular & Pigmented Lesions Treatments
At Dermature we use Sharplight Omnimax S4 for Vascular & Pigmented Lesions for clients concerned about capilaries, sun spots and rosacea.
Laser treatment for rosacea is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that uses laser energy to reduce the appearance of redness and visible blood vessels in the face. The laser light targets and destroys the overactive blood vessels that cause rosacea, while leaving healthy skin tissue unharmed. Laser treatments are typically done in a series of 3-5 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Laser treatment for sun spots is a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your skin. The laser light targets the pigmented cells in your skin, causing them to break up and be absorbed by your body. This process usually takes place over the course of several treatments, and you will see a gradual lightening of the treated areas.
Laser treatment for broken capillaries is a minimally invasive way to treat the unsightly appearance of spider veins. The laser light targets and destroys the blood vessels that cause the red or blue discoloration on your skin. Treats telangiectasia, erythema, rosacea, broken capillaries, dyschromia, solar lentigo, mottled pigmentation, melasma and poikilormera.
What to expect
In general, we recommend a minimum of 3 treatments, 4-5 weeks apart. In severe conditions, more treatments may be needed but this can be discussed with your specialist.
There is no down time involved.
Treatments are non-invasive, safe and relatively painless options.
Treatments are highly effective, completely eliminating the lesions and restoring a fresher, clearer skin texture.
The pulsed light technology is an effective and safe alternative to other treatments that often come with adverse side effects.
Treatments have been proven successful for thousands of satisfied clients.
Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least four to eight weeks, prior and/or between IPL treatments (dependant on skin type)
Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants for one
week prior to treatment.
Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products (eg. Aromatherapy oils/Essential oils) for 48 hours before treatment.
Avoid Microdermabrasion’s or peels for two weeks prior to treatment.
If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours prior to the clinical treatment.
Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL treatment.
Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
For at least two weeks post Skin Rejuvenation/Vascular/Pigmentation treatment, do not use: harsh topical exfoliations, glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide, acne creams etc.
For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24- 48 hours following clinical treatment.
Avoid strong chlorinated water for 24 hours post IPL treatment.
Are the treatments safe and painless?
SharpLight's pulsed-light treatments are non-invasive and 100% safe. Depending on the patient’s needs and wants, the laser's energy can be set to different strengths to affect varying depths, allowing practitioners to provide patient-tailored treatment plans.
How much downtime will I have?
There is no downtime associated with the treatments so you are able to immediately resume your regular activities.