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VasQ Pulsed Dye Laser

Pulsed dye laser treatment helps to treat a range of skin concerns including port wine stains, red veins, rosacea, keloid scarring and more.
Prices from £150
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What is Pulsed Dye Laser treatment?

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Vascular lasers are an essential tool for facial rejuvenation by correcting red and brown skin discolouration, eliminating virtually all vascular and pigmented lesions. Pulsed dye lasers emit intense light at a specific wavelength precisely tailored to the absorption characteristics of the targeted tissue. The targeted tissue absorbs the light, transforming it into heat and subsequently destroying it.

Our VasQ pulsed dye laser features advanced micro-pulse technology, multiple hand pieces for treating various spot sizes, and a cooling head for increased comfort. The treatment is virtually pain free and there is no downtime as bruising or swelling is minimal.

We also use the VasQ laser as a standard treatment for patients after facial procedures e.g. , blepharoplasties, facelifts, rhinoplasties and CO2 lasers as it will significantly reduce the amount of bruising and swelling.

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What can be treated?

There are numerous reasons why someone might be considering Pulsed Dye Laser treatment:

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Diffuse Redness
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Facial and Leg Veins
  • Wrinkles
  • Warts
  • Acne
  • Scars and Stretch Marks
  • Freckles, Sun and Age Spots
  • Psoriasis
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Hemangioma
  • Angioma
  • Venous Lakes
  • Poikiloderma

VasQ Laser Procedure

Most patients are reclining or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The laser will be calibrated and parameters set based on the specific condition being treated. Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment, although anaesthetics are usually not required.

Procedure Time

15 Minutes - 1 Hour

Anaesthesia

No Anaesthetic

Nights in Hospital

Daycase (no overnight stay)

Pain and Discomfort

Minimal

Risks - Common

Swelling, redness, fluid ooze, pain

Risks - Uncommon

Scarring, infection

Follow-up Appointments

2 weeks, 6 weeks

Time Off Work

No downtime

Sports and Exercise

No downtime

Result

6 weeks until final result

How much does Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment cost?

The fee for vascular laser treatment varies on which areas you wish to treat and whether you are treated by an aesthetic doctor or skin therapist. Multiple treatments may be recommended - we do offer discounts for courses of 3 and 6 treatments. The prices below serve as a rough guide for VasQ Laser fees.

Face Single Vessels

From £150

Face Small Area

From £200

Leg Veins

From £250

Full Face

From £250

Full Face & Neck

From £325

Full Face, Neck & Chest

From £375

Hypertrophic/Keloid Scarring

From £300 + £450 Steroid Injection

Are treatments painful?

Most patients report a sensation similar to mild sunburn after the treatment. During the treatment, skin receives additional protection through the cooling head, which delivers a cooling burst before the laser pulse is delivered. The cooling head increases comfort during treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.

Is Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) treatment safe?

Yes, PDL treatments have been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The cooling head goes a long way toward ensuring both the patient’s comfort and the protection of the treated skin. Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but it usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally a laser bruise called purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.

Are the results permanent?

Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and the patient’s lifestyle. Sun spots, for example, may return if the patient continues to spend time in the sun without protection. Talk with your practitioner about your goals and expectations for treatment.

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