Skin redness, facial veins, birthmarks, red blemishes and skin discolouration of the neck
Skin discolouration is an unsightly and often traumatic problem experienced from young children to adults alike. Redness of the skin, birthmarks that draw attention to themselves, blemishes that are far from the classic beauty spot; all of these can be treated effectively, no matter what your age, using laser surgery. Over the last 10 years laser surgery has advanced immeasurably in what it can achieve, and Auckland Dermatology’s V Beam technology is one of several we have worked with and by far the most effective. This FDA (USA) approved laser is so efficient and quick that discomfort from the treatment is minimal. Its new ultra-long pulse duration allows gentle heating and can avoid the temporary bruising seen with other lasers.
Rosacea (red facial lesions)
Rosecea affects the skin of the face around the nose and cheeks causing a red blush or sunburnt look.
Small dilated vessels on the face (telangiectasia) can result from rosacea, sun or wind damage, or may be an inherited tendency.
Port wine stains
Red marks present at birth, formed by small blood vessels in the uppermost skin. Can cause significant cosmetic issues.
These small red marks develop on the face, appearing as a small red dot from which smaller blood vessels radiate outward. They are frequently seen on young children and are easily treated.
Patchy discolouration of the skin, particularly the neck.
Possible side effects of the V Beam technology
The V Beam technology delivers an intense but gentle burst of laser light to the red lesion. The laser light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels of the lesion without affecting the surrounding tissue. The body them reabsorbs the blood vessels during the normal healing process, and the discolouration disappears. The V Beam laser also sprays a cool liquid onto the skin before each laser pulse, providing increased comfort. The V Beam laser is the least discomforting laser we have found. Topical anaesthetics are available for sensitive people. Some patients may experience some temporary discolouration or reddening of the skin around the treatment area. The skin will typically return to normal over time. Avoid sun exposure and tanning post-treatment, apply ice for discomfort and apply ointment or topical antibiotic cream if needed. Contact us for any post-treatment concerns.