PHOTOTHERAPY – BBL BROADBAND LIGHT™
Vascular & redness treatment – Clearscan™
An effective and safe solution for vascular conditions.
What is the ClearScan™ vascular laser?
The ClearScan laser emits a beam of light that is highly absorptive in hemoglobin or blood. ClearScan allows us to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin by using laser energy. ClearScan is safe and effective for all skin colors and even sun tanned skin, making it the treatment of choice for active individuals. Your treatment will be tailored to match your vascular condition and desired result.
How does it work?
ClearScan light is absorbed in the blood that is flowing through the targeted vessel. The absorption converts light into heat energy, which raises the temperature of the blood. During the treatment, the heat generated from ClearScan coagulates the blood inside the vessel causing it to collapse and seal. This results in slow elimination of the vascular lesion by the body’s immune system.
What conditions can be treated?
- Facial and Leg Veins
- Spider Veins
- Broken Capillaries
What areas can be treated?
Vascular conditions, such as spider veins and telangiectasia, are usually found on the face, thighs, legs, calves, and arms. With ClearScan, all affected skin areas can be treated effectively. Discuss your needs with Dr. Martin and his staff.
Will it be uncomfortable?
Some momentary discomfort associated with the ClearScan vascular treatments may be experienced in the treated area; however it varies from patient to patient and depends on the treatment. Typically topical anesthetics are not used but we will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. Most often, there should be no prolonged post treatment discomfort.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Laser light energy will be delivered precisely to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are absorbed by the unwanted vessels. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
What should I expect after treatment?
The most common side effect is discoloration of the vein and bruising, or purpura (purplish discoloration), around the treated area. This will resolve within days after the treatment. Initially, you may have a “cat scratch” like appearance to the treated vessels for 1 – 2 days after the treatment. The treated area may be sensitive to the touch and feel as if there is a slight sun burn in that area. Most redness, swelling and sensitivity resolve within 2 – 3 days. Dr. Martin and his staff will answer questions about temporary changes on your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.