Laser Treatments

Laser treatment in Perth for face redness, facial veins and acne scars with the Candela Vbeam Perfecta®

The Candela Vbeam Perfecta® is the gold standard laser skin treatment of vascular lesions, facial veins and acne scars in Perth. Producing the most effective, long lasting treatment results with an excellent safety profile and minimal downtime.

Vice Aesthetics in Perth offer a range of facial veins and acne scar solutions through our premium laser skin treatments. These services include treatment for the following

How does the Candela VBeam Perfecta® laser skin treatment work?

The Candela Vbeam® Perfecta treats broken capillaries by providing an intense but gentle burst of light, which is absorbed by specifically targeted blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis, depending on the condition being treated.

As a result, the light selectively destroys the targeted blood vessels or pigmentation without damaging the surrounding tissue. A special dynamic cooling device is used during laser skin treatment to cool the skin and to minimise discomfort.

A number of skin treatments may be required to fade blood vessels. These laser skin treatments are usually spaced six weeks apart. Some birthmarks may fade, but not be completely erased by the laser.

What to expect during your Candela VBeam Perfecta® treatment

Prior to facial veins, acne scars and other skin treatments

An initial consult with one of our Perth doctors is required and will determine whether the laser skin treatment is appropriate for the type of vascular and/or pigmented lesions you have, and to assess if you have any contraindications for the procedure. Generally, these sessions can provide elimination or reduction of facial veins, acne scars and pigmentation. The doctor will explain the laser treatment, including preparation before and after the treatment. If you are happy to proceed, you can then book an appointment to have the treatment performed by one of our Perth specialists.

You will need to avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment, so we recommend you make a booking during winter months in Perth, to get the best skin results.

During your laser skin procedure

Most patients are in a reclined or lying down position for the treatment, especially if it is to treat facial veins and acne scars. As safety around lasers is important, you will be provided with protective eyewear during the procedure. When the treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition and individual being treated.

Aftercare for the best skin

Following treatment, there may be some temporary face redness or swelling, which may last two to three days. Ice packs can be applied to the treated areas for the first 24 hours, to reduce discomfort and inflammation.

Higher energy treatments with the pulsed dye laser may cause bruising, as these levels of energy rupture the blood vessels. Face redness and bruising can take one to two weeks to resolve, but the results from these higher energy treatments are usually more substantial than treatments performed at lower energy levels. Minor laser skin treatments are less likely to bruise, and sometimes this is preferable for the patient, even if it does take more sessions to improve the problem at hand.

Detailed aftercare instructions will be given to you by our Perth specialists at the time of your procedure, to help you get the best skin, but the main points are as follows.

  • Do not rub, scratch, or pick at the treated area, avoid swimming, contact sports and hot tubs while redness or irritation subsides.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing if your treated area is on a non- exposed part of the body, to avoid rubbing or added pressure (caused by clothing) on the treated areas.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun or apply an SPF 30 or higher sunblock, to prevent pigmentation changes until the lesion is healed. Winter is an ideal time for treatment as the risk of sun exposure is much lower.
  • Paracetamol may be taken if you experience any post-treatment discomfort or face redness relating to your facial veins or acne scars.

To find out more about how our Perth treatment rooms can help you achieve the best skin by reducing or eliminating face redness, facial veins, acne scars, please feel free to contact our specialists.

Treatment for Perth Patients with Broken Capillaries

Why do Broken Capillaries Occur?

There are a number of factors that can lead to broken capillaries; the medical term for which is telangiectasia rosacea. Just beneath our skin there are large numbers of tiny, very delicate capillaries. Damage to these fragile vessels may cause them to dilate and “break”.

Once broken, the capillaries remain that way and are unable to repair themselves or constrict back to their normal thickness. This leads to the visible appearance of red, bruise-like spots and lines on the face and other areas of the body.

Causes of this include a genetic predisposition, sun damage, rosacea, facial injuries, excessive facial scrubbing, overuse of cortisone creams, certain autoimmune diseases and excessive alcohol intake.

This occurrence can also become more noticeable as we age, with the skin becoming thinner making the underlying vessels more visible.

At Vice Aesthetics in Perth, we recommend treating the vessels with the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® sooner rather than later, as the more dilated and numerous they are, the more treatments will be required to achieve optimal results.

If you would like to find out more about our broken capillary treatments, please do not hestitate to contact our friendly team in Perth.

Neck, chest and décolletage redness (Poikiloderma of Civatte)

Poikiloderma of Civatte was first described in 1923 by a French dermatologist and is caused by a combination of skin thinning, broken capillaries and pigmentation.

Poikiloderma of Civatte is the result of chronic sun damage and affects both men and women with excessive sun exposure. It is often found on the cheeks, the sides of the neck and may extend down to the chest and/or décolletage.

Most patients require 2 to 3 treatments with the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® and have a greater than 75% improvement in the appearance of their condition.

How does the Candela VBeam Perfecta® work?
What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment

Angiomas

Angiomas are benign tumours that are made up of small blood vessels or lymph vessels that usually appear at or near the surface of the skin. The Candela Vbeam Perfecta® is a very effective treatment for angiomas.

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What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment

Sun Damage

Nearly all the traits we associate with skin aging are actually the result of long-term sun exposure.

Sun damage, which we acquire 
not only from being outside at the beach, but also from driving in our cars, significantly ages our sun- exposed skin.

The five main signs of sun damage are: Broken capillaries (including spider veins), brown spots such as solar lentigines or freckles, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and sagging skin.

While wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can assist with wrinkles and the appearance of sagging, the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® is a excellent treatment for removing the broken capillary and pigmented lesions that contribute to an ageing appearance and also gives an improvement in the appearance of fine lines.

In contrast to other laser treatments the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® also has minimal downtime, with only mild swelling and redness post treatment making it easy for you to go back to your daily routine.

At Vice Aesthetics we recommend 3 treatments at 4 weekly intervals followed by maintenance treatments as required.

How does the Candela VBeam Perfecta® work?
What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment

Sunspots and Pigmented lesions

The Candela Vbeam Perfecta® can effectively treat pigmented lesions on the face and body.

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What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment

Post acne redness, red scars and red stretch marks

Following trauma to the skin, whether it be from acne, an injury or stretching, the skin can often have persistent redness that can last up to 12 months in some patients.

Post-acne redness is a condition that affects many patients. While there are many treatments for active acne and post-acne scarring, the post-inflammatory redness of acne is more of a challenge to treat and may remain long after the acne is gone.

The Candela Vbeam Perfecta® provides a valuable treatment option for post-acne redness and is a non-ablative laser that acts to smooth out the skin through collagen remodeling without breaking the skin.

We recommend the use of this laser for acne scar treatments, especially on newer red scars. The laser stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in natural and healthier-looking skin and lessening the severity of the final scar.

Patients are treated a total of three to four times at three-week intervals and the number of treatments varies based on the severity and depth of the acne scarring causing the redness.

After three to four treatments most patients have a 75-90% reduction in redness.

Similar results have been found for redness post scarring or from stretch marks.

How does the Candela VBeam Perfecta® work?
What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that typically occurs in fair-skinned people of northern and eastern European origin. It usually starts between the ages of 30 and 50 and while rosacea is more common in women it can present more severely in men.

Early rosacea starts with generalised facial redness and flushing. As it progresses, affected individuals will develop telangiectasia (otherwise known as broken capillaries) on the nose, cheeks, frown area and chin. In severe cases acne-like pustules can occur.

The exact of rosacea is not known and while rosacea is treatable is it not curable.

Common rosacea triggers include such as sun exposure, stress, hot weather, hot drinks, alcohol, and spicy foods. Individuals with rosacea should avoid these triggers.

Topical antibiotics and medications may assist to control rosacea however these will only minimally improve the appearance of broken capillaries.

Pulsed-dye laser treatments with a laser such as the Candela Vbeam Perfecta® remains the gold standard for treatment of redness, telangiectasia, and transient flushing.

On average three treatments are required at six-week intervals to achieve optimal results with maintenance treatments as required.

How does the Candela VBeam Perfecta® work?
What to expect during your Candela Vbeam Perfecta® treatment