Iriderm Vascular Laser
Here’s what you need to know about our vascular laser (KTP 532nm)
The vascular laser treats dilated veins and broken capillaries and other small red spots on the face and upper body by shining a bright green laser (532nm) for a few milliseconds at the troublesome vessel. Such a laser will pass through skin without ill effects but will strike red blood cells and cause them to heat up. These heated red blood cells will damage the blood vessel and cause it to collapse and fibrose. Thus, the laser causes shrinkage and likely disappearance of the visible and unwanted dilated blood vessels.
The most popular treatment today for facial broken blood vessels, dilated capillaries and “telangiectasia” is intense pulsed light (IPL). We know, because here at Peach we have been performing IPL treatments since the last century.
On the other hand, the advantages of the IPL include the ability to treat larger areas at once, due to the light being flashed through a larger window. Such a window, or “spot size”, allows the IPL to evenly treat conditions marked by general redness such as acne rosacea, and to efficiently treat lots of fine vessels at once.
Side effects are few and generally inconsequential. The vascular laser causes a stinging, often described as like a needle, during the instant of the treatment. Afterwards, there may be mild redness for a day or two. Side effects are minor and the vast majority of patients get good results first time, although some may need a second treatment.
Fees are reasonable.
15 minutes of vascular laser treatment, performed by Dr Mahony himself, is $250
30 minutes is $450
Most tasks can be addressed in these time-frames.