Innovative Aesthetics utilizes the Sciton Profile 1064 nd:YAG system to offer effective treatment for vascular lesions including spider veins, small varicose veins, facial vessels, cherry angiomas and more. Two or three treatments are usually needed, with 8-12 weeks between each treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Profile is a laser using infrared energy and the new standard for the treatment of many skin conditions. Profile allows your practitioner to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, and discoloration of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
- Telangiectasia (facial veins)
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Vascular birthmarks
Your practitioner will use Profile to restore your skin’s youthful color. Broken Capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible layers of your skin’s surface. Profile has the ability to provide a treatment that is appropriate for your skin condition. Unwanted lesions will be preferentially heated by the laser energy and become less noticeable, some will disappear; and pigmented lesions will greatly improve.
All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest, and legs. Discuss your needs with your practitioner.
There is little risk for the treatment of these benign conditions. In some cases repeat treatment will be necessary depending on your response to the treatment and the desired result.
There is little discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of treatment. Most people describe the treatment as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin. Any discomfort can be eased with the application of a cool compress.
Your eyes will be protected with safety glasses. Profile’s laser beam will be delivered to the area. You may feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses the unwanted vessels. Any vessels or pigment denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleaning process.
Because laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks.
The most common side effect is bruising around the treated area. This will resolve within days of the treatment.
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment. Most people experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. There is virtually no recover time and you may resume an active lifestyle immediately.
You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use sun block of at least 15 SPF when outdoors. Your skin will have a pink or red color that will resolve over time. If you experience prolonged skin irritation or have any questions contact your practitioner at (319) 365-SPA1 (7721).