Vascular Lesions

This treatment includes the vascular conditions i.e. telangiectasia, haemangioma and rosacea. Energy is absorbed by the oxyhaemoglobin coagulating the blood and transferring the heat energy to the vessel walls, sticking them together. This dead tissue is then removed by the bodies own processes of elimination. An additional benefit is that the energy absorbed will also have the effect of traumatising the epidermis and dermis, resulting in the stimulation of cell renewal.

Cherry Angioma (Campbell de Morgan Spots)

Small, bright red to purple coloured, papular lesion that is usually found on the trunk and proximal extremities. Onset may be early adult, becoming more common with age.

Rosacea

Chronic reddening of the mid-face often associated with telangiectasia, acute episodes of oedema, papules and pustules (acne rosacea).

Spider Naevi

The characteristic central papule and radiating branches distinguish this lesion from linear vessels found in other types of telangiectasia. Commonly seen in preschool and school age children.

Telangiectasia

Acquired (chronic sun exposure) or congenital, permanent dilation of the capillaries, marked by superficial vessels that range in colour from red to purple. Most frequently seen on the nose, cheeks and chin but can also be found on the lower extremities. One of the most common vascular lesions seen by the general Dermatologist with a reported incidence of 30% in the general population. Telangiectasias are defined as vessels having a diameter of less than one millimetre.