Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy for Spider Vein Removal Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert Arizona

Cold Laser Therapy for the Removal of Vascular lesions & Pigmentations

Dr. Barnett can treat Telangiectasis, Cherry Angiomas, Spider Angiomas, Rosacea, Lentigines, Keratoses, Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra, Brown Spots, Freckles as well as facial and leg Spider Veins.

Laser technologies are commonly used in medicine today, but each system is designed for specific purposes. Dr. Barnett’s laser is “surgical” because it uses just a pinpoint of light that traces over the problem veins and pigmentations rather than using a broader application of laser light as most other laser clinics. This allows for more precision, and less potential for unwanted skin interactions with the laser. The sensation is most often described as like a rubber band snap.

The procedure is FDA approved.

How does the laser work?
A intense beam of light produced by the laser is absorbed by the melanin/pigment (dark colors) causing that tissue to die and either be absorbed or gradually exfoliate.

It may take 10-14 days to see the full results for pigmented lesions and two or three weeks for vascular problems.  Redness initially, followed by itchiness are the usually side effects from treatment

What conditions are treated with the laser? Vascular Lesions

Telangiectasia are usually called  “spider veins” and are caused by a dilation of capillaries and arterioles.
Angioma is a benign that arise from the walls of of small vessels. They are usually tiny and red colored.

Rosacea is a red-ish lesions, usually on the face, that looks like a sunburn.
Pigmented Lesions:

Lentigines are flat, brown spots associated with frequent sun exposure, and are often referred to as “liver spots”.

Keratoses are elevated and often pigmented spots often found on the back and hands

Freckles are a brownish spot on the skin common on people with fair skin.
Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra are usually tiny black marks seen primarily on people of Asian or African descent.

 

Dr. Barnett also performs Non-surgical reduction of skin tags and moles using TCA (a chemical applied which causes the tissue to die an slough off in time). No injections required for this procedure. A numbing agent is offered to reduce a mild to moderate stinging sensation associated with treatment.

Laser Instructions:

Pre-Treatment Information

1. Generally little or no pre-treatment is required with the DioLite 532.
2. Must not have any significant sun exposure within one week prior to treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions

1. The area treated with the laser may be red afterward. This will generally fade within 24-48 hours.
2. The treated area can be washed normally with mild soap and water. Wash the area gently with your fingertips. Use of a washcloth or other abrasive instrument is not recommended.
3. For the next 3-4 weeks, avoid sun exposure to the treated area. Use of a sunscreen containing an SPF of 15 or higher is recommended.
4. Avoid irritants such as products containing glycolic acid or Retin-A for 5-7 days.
5. Minor crusting or scabbing of the treated area can occur. Do not rub or pick the scab. After washing with fingertips with a gentle soap, apply an antibacterial ointment to the treated area.
6. Pigmented lesions may turn gray or dark after treatment. As the skin heals, in 7-14 days, the spot will slough off. Do not rub or pick the lesion. Antibacterial or moisturizing ointment may be applied to the area as desired.