About vascular laser treatments in Victoria.
Facial redness and vascular lesions can muddle an otherwise clear complexion, at times requiring heavy coverage to conceal–this applies to the body too, where spider veins can develop in areas such as the legs. In addition to the aesthetic concern that visible red, purple, green or even blue vessels pose, dysfunctional capillaries can also cause discomfort, as is the case in some forms of rosacea when a flare up results in stinging and hot skin. Vascular laser treatments can help to treat these dysfunctional vessels on both the face and body. At Cosmedica, we work with gold standard devices such as the Cutera® excel V™ and the V-Beam™ pulsed dye laser, to provide safe and effective treatments with minimal downtime. This ensures that Victoria and Vancouver Island residents can spend less time covering up visible vessels and more time enjoying their lives.
Vascular laser treatments help with:
- facial vessels
- red spots
- spider veins
- leg veins
- blue spots (on lips)
How it works:
The Cutera® excel V™ is a unique tunable laser system combining two ultra-precise, best-in-class laser wavelengths to deliver versatile and highly accurate treatments for both superficial and deep vascular conditions. The V-beam™ laser is also a first-in-class vascular laser with the most peer-reviewed scientific papers published about its flexibility and great results. Having both laser systems allows us to treat virtually any vascular lesion. The laser beam is pulsed over the skin’s surface, targeting the hemoglobin in the intended vessel. Once treated, the vessel absorbs the laser energy and is thereby eliminated in the process. The body then sets to work clearing away this debris, revealing a more even and clear skin tone.
Before After**DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cosmedica Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.
Starting from $150 per treatment
Number of treatments
1 to 3 treatment sessions
Vascular Laser Frequently Asked Questions
You can expect to feel a stinging and/or snapping sensation, depending on the size of the blood vessels that are treated. Both the excel V™ and the V-beam™ improve comfort by actively cooling the skin during the treatments.
Depending on the condition being treated, there can either be an immediate improvement or it may take 2 weeks to begin to see improvement that will continue to evolve over the next 6-8 weeks. Depending on the depth and breadth of the vessels requiring treatment, repeat sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
Once the recovery period has passed, and the treated vessels have cleared away, the surface texture of your skin will be smoother and redness will be reduced. When it comes to the face, your complexion can be more even in its tone and your skin may look more radiant.
The recovery time for this treatment is about 7-14 days. Some of the targeted vessels may become darkened and will slowly fade away as they are eliminated by the body.
We recommend avoiding the sun at peak times and wearing protective clothing. Applying an antioxidant serum in combination with a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, rain or shine, is also helpful. Avoiding temperature extremes as well as foods that may trigger flushing may also help to prevent future damage.