TREATING SKIN CONDITIONS WITH A VASCULAR LASER in London.
Vascular lasers are used to target and remove unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser is targeted, meaning it focuses on the areas which require treatment, while leaving the surrounding healthy skin untouched. Here at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, we use the Pulsed Dye Vascular laser to treat the following common skin conditions:
- Facial and leg telangiectasias
- Spider and cherry angiomas
- Acne scars
- Traumatic scars
- Surgical scars
- Portwine stains
- Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia
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HOW DO VASCULAR LASERS WORK?
During you consultation at the Harley Street Dermatology clinic, your consultant dermatologist will assess your skin condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you. In some cases, this may be a vascular laser.
Vascular lasers work to treat a range of skin conditions by exposing the lesion to short pulses of light. They emit a very strong light of a single wavelength that is carefully matched to the absorption characteristic of the target tissue. The light is absorbed by the target and converted into heat thereby destroying the target. Because this destructive process is over in a tiny fraction of a second, there is little time for the heat to affect other tissue nearby, and because of this the risk of scarring is minimised. The temperature from the light is just enough to damage the vessel of the lesion, which is then absorbed back into the body, making them less visible.
Multiple treatments are often required to achieve the best results from a vascular laser depending on your skin type and the severity and location of your condition which requires treatment. Following treatment you may experience some redness, bruising or swelling but this will settle down over a couple of days.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In some cases, treatment using a vascular laser may not be suitable for you. These will be fully discussed during your consultation where alternative treatments may be offered. These include:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have an active infection at the area which requires treatment
- Are taking certain medications that cases sensitivity to light
Following treatment you may experience some redness, bruising or swelling. In very rare cases there may be some blistering or temporary changes in colour to the skin. These risks are minimised by using cooling devices and having a very experienced therapist carrying out the treatment. It is also important to not expose the skin to strong sunlight following treatment.
If used by experienced and well trained staff then vascular lasers are safe to use and they are not associated with an increased risk of skin cancer. At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, all our staff are fully trained with a wealth of experience and treatment is carried out in care quality commission approved facilities.
WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLGY CLINIC?
Having the right dermatologist is important especially when you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care. We also want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support in London.
The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
35 Devonshire Place
The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is paid on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street, and Marylebone train station is a 15 minute walk away.
020 3322 7852
020 3322 7852
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday : 10am - 2pm
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