Laserplast
Teleangiectasie (capillaries) on the legs
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

The presence of visible capillaries on the lower limbs is very common, above all in women (the ratio women:men in this pathology is 9:1). Having established through an obligatory ecocolor doppler that the teleangiectasie are not a sign of an underlying venous insufficiency (which would require surgery), this imperfection can be improved with sclerotherapy and/or laser therapy. The sclerotherapy procedure involves the injection of substances into the vessels which makes them contract and close. Laser therapy (using an Nd:YAG long pulse laser) on the other hand, coagulates the circulating blood and does not affect the vessels themselves. Laser treatment usually follows the blood flow and can also affect vessels of very small diameter, which cannot be treated with sclerotherapy.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser  treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED:
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
Laser Nd: YAG
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT
Around 20 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
2-6 (depending on the severity and extent of the problem)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY)
Redness (several hours), moderate discomfort along the blood vessels treated (several days)
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers, apply SPF 50+ sun protection for at least 15 days before the first treatment
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment