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Cosmetic Procedures

Vbeam®

The Vbeam® pulsed dye laser by Candela has been a gold standard laser treatment for vascular conditions for over 20 years. This laser treats a remarkable array of skin conditions, from red discoloration to vascular lesions to wrinkles and acne for dramatic skin rejuvenation. Treatment with the Vbeam is fast, safe, effective and comfortable, thanks to a large spot size and a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™). Combined with its’ advanced micro-pulse technology, the DCD prevents post-treatment bruising and offers patients little to no downtime after treatment.

The full range of conditions the Vbeam can treat includes:

  • Areas of Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Facial & Leg Veins
  • Wrinkles
  • Poikiloderma
  • Angiomas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Warts
  • Venous Lakes
  • Psoriasis

GentleMax Pro for Hair Removal and Pigmented and Vascular Lesions

GentleMax Pro by Syneron-Candela is a single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments – all skin type hair removal, as well as pigmented and vascular lesions. It is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines the most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:Yag laser for high performance treatment capabilities in terms of a speed, efficacy, outstanding performance, safety and patient satisfaction

Hair Removal Procedure

During the GentleMax Pro procedure, the laser is moved across the targeted area with a handheld device that treats the area with intense laser pulses. Hair follicles in the growth state are disabled. The length of the procedure can range from just a few minutes up to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area.

The patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD) keeps the skin comfortably cool during and after treatment, soothing and protecting as the laser energy heats the hair follicles to reduce hair growth. Most patients only experience a tingling or snapping sensation like a rubber band. There is no bleeding during this procedure since the laser energy penetrates only the hair follicles deep within the skin.

Since the laser can only disable hair follicles that are in the active growth cycle and not those that are dormant, patients will need four to six treatment sessions in order to treat all of the follicles in the targeted area. Each session can treat approximately one-quarter to one-third of the follicles in the targeted area. Once treated, hair may fall out immediately or will shed within one to three weeks after treatment.

Recovery and Results

After the GentleMax Pro procedure, patients may experience redness and swelling in the treated area for about an hour, although these symptoms may last for up to two days. While you will be able to return to work and other regular activities as soon as you desire, patients are asked to avoid physical activities that may cause sweating for the first 24 hours after treatment.

While there is no permanent solution currently available for hair removal, the GentleMax Pro system offers long-term hair reduction of up to 70 to 90 percent, meaning that hair growth is much finer and lighter in color after four to six treatment sessions. Most patients are satisfied with the results of this procedure and no longer have to worry about constantly shaving or waxing their treated area.


Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat painful, unsightly varicose and spider veins. These veins are treated by injecting a solution of sodium chloride or sotradecol directly into the damaged veins, causing irritation and collapse of the vein. Sclerotherapy has been used on patients across the world for over 50 years and remains the primary effective treatment for varicose and spider veins.

Procedure

Sclerotherapy is performed in the doctor's office and only takes about 15 to 45 minutes. Most patients need 2 to 4 treatments in order to achieve desired results. No anesthesia is needed for this quick and simple procedure, and most patients experience only minimal pain and a mild burning sensation. The skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and the sclerosant is then injected into the affected veins with a very fine needle.

Recovery and Results

Patients can return home shortly after sclerotherapy, and most can return to work and other normal activities the same day. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 7 to 10 days. Compression and support bandages may need to be worn for a few days after the procedure, and some patients may experience mild bruising and pigmentation after sclerotherapy.

Since bruising may occur, it may be a few weeks before the true results of sclerotherapy are visible. Results are usually fully visible after 3 to 6 weeks. It is reported that up to 80 percent of damaged veins can be eliminated during each sclerotherapy session. Patients can help preserve the results of sclerotherapy and prevent new veins from appearing by maintaining an active life after the procedure.

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