We offer a solution for many skin issues!
Whether born with them or acquired over the course of a lifetime, virtually everyone who reaches middle age typically gets there with one or more types of skin lesions. Skin lesions are categorized as vascular and pigmented lesions and include solar lentigines (age/liver/sun spots), angiomas (red/cherry spots), hemangiomas (birthmarks), telangiectasia (spider veins), port wine stains, leg veins, cafe-au-lait spots, nevi of Ota/Ito (brown/blue/gray marks), melasma (darkening of skin), Becker’s nevi and other benign pigmented lesions such as freckles and moles. Fortunately, Ubora Total Wellness provides a solution for a wide range of epidermal and dermal vascular conditions, removing lesions and improving and unifying the skins tone and texture. A typical candidate suffers either from diffuse redness (many fine blood vessels), individual bothersome linear blood vessels, or both. The most commonly treated area is the face, especially the nose.
How It Works
During treatment, the laser wavelength is optimized so that the energy is absorbed only by the targeted blood vessels, delivering sufficient energy to destroy the entire vessel effectively destroying the lesion without causing damage to the surrounding skin. Our technology allows the practitioner to select the wavelength and parameters appropriate to the specific condition, depth and location.
After treatment, the damaged vessels are absorbed by the body. It may take up to a month to see the full effects of the treatment with little or no trace of the initial lesion remaining, but the final results are permanent. Subsequent treatments may be needed to further eradicate the lesion. Persons who suffer from excessive blood vessels may generate new vessels that may require treatment in the future.
Preparation / Typical Procedure
How to prepare for a session:
- Avoid having tanned skin – Avoid sun in the middle of the day, use sunscreen with a high SPF, and wear sun-protective clothing (i.e., a hat and tightly woven clothing).
- Numbing cream may be applied 30–90 minutes before the procedure.
- Avoid medications and supplements that make bruising more likely (only if stopping any of the below medications has been discussed with your doctor):
- Vitamin E
- Gingko and ginseng
- Fish oil supplements
- Prescription blood-thinning medications (eg, warfarin or heparin)
What to expect during the procedure:
Once the treated area is identified and confirmed by the patient, eye protection is worn by every person in the room. The patient will lie down on an exam bed and the area will be cleaned to remove any dirt, oils, lotions, or makeup present. Next, the practitioner will program the machine with appropriate settings and pick up a handpiece. The handpiece is placed on the skin, and is used to fire the pulse of laser energy targeting the lesion. The sensation during treatment is very brief and is often described as a heated pin-prick for each laser pulse. Treatment times vary due to the size of the area to be treated and machine used, but a typical treatment takes approximately 15–30 minutes.
Following the Procedure / Aftercare
A gentle sunblock and sun avoidance is important after this procedure. Do not rub or pick at the skin. Cold compresses can help with redness and swelling. Within the first 48 hours of vascular lesion treatment, compression and elevation of the area should be used and direct heat (such as baths) should be avoided. Sleeping with one’s head elevated can allow swelling to drain from the head.