PDL Synchro VasQ
PDL Synchro VasQ laser is a device mostly used for skin vascular lesions, by targeting red pigment (haemoglobin) of the lesion.
In this technique, laser light penetrates the outer layers of skin reaching the blood vessels below. Targeted blood vessels soak up all of the energy in the beam and are destroyed by the brief but intense heat. The body removes the damaged tissue naturally and the resulting bruise fades normally.
PDL Synchro VasQ is a safe technique that has been carefully designed in a way, not to damage either tissues or areas around the target. First, the color of light used is selectively absorbed by the vascular target. The hemoglobin within the vessel soaks up the light energy (595 nm) much better than anything else in the tissue. Second, the brief pulses are just long enough to heat the desired target. The energy is automatically turned off before there is time enough for the surrounding area to heat up above the threshold for damage.
This treatment, unfortunately, is little painful, but a new cooling spray has been added which sprays the skin with a cooling agent immediately before the laser impact, decreasing the discomfort significantly! In most cases, the pain usually does not last very long after treatment. Adults and some children find the cold pack quickly takes away any discomfort.
Here in White complex clinic, we use 2 devices for vascular lesions: PDL Synchro VasQ and ER-YAG laser.
What skin diseases can be treated by PDL Synchro VasQ laser?
- Some vascular birthmarks
- Vaiscose veins in the leg
- Facial veins
- Haemangiomas (vascular tumours) in the face and around the mouth
How long is the treatment with PDL Synchro VasQ laser?
Estimating the number of treatments is virtually impossible. Only after the first session we can see the speed of the results, which highly depends on individuals responses. Some birthmarks clear in three treatments but most require six to ten and we have some patients who have had over forty treatments.
Fortunately, the most dramatic improvement is seen right away so one does not have to wait long to see good results. Most of the patients achieve 80% clearing! While the results are dramatic, our patients are able to see some of the lesion even after maximal benefits has been achieved.
What should be done before or after the treatment with PDL Synchro VasQ?
The treated area will be covered with little round bruises. These bruises are noticeable for 7-10 days on average and fade like any bruise. Bruises on the face fade more quickly than bruises on the arm or leg. As always, avoid sunlight.