Joule is a new laser using
infrared energy and the new standard for the treatment of many skin
conditions. Profile allows your physician to precisely treat visible vessels,
broken capillaries, spider veins, lesions, and discoloration of your skin.
Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
Dr. Samadani will use Sciton Joule to restore your skin’s youthful color. Broken capillaries
and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible
layers of your skin’s surface. Profile has the ability to provide a treatment
that is optimized to your skin condition. Unwanted lesions will be preferentially
heated by the laser energy and become less noticeable, some will disappear;
and pigmented lesions will greatly improve.
What areas can
All skin areas
can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Discuss
your needs with your physician.
Is there a risk?
There is little
risk for the treatment of these benign conditions. In some cases repeat treatment
will be necessary depending on your response to the treatment and the desired
How long will it
take me to recover?
Your healing time will depend
upon your actual treatment, and you may experience erythema (redness) which
may last several days. There is virtually no recovery time and you may resume
an active lifestyle immediately. Your physician can answer questions
about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.
What should I expect
after the treatment?
temporary redness may be present in the area that has been treated, however,
this should subside within a few hours. Your skin will have a pink or red
color that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure,
or use a sun block of at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
Will it be
There is little to no discomfort,
however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the
treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and your physician will discuss
your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There
will be no post treatment discomfort.
will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with
safety shields or glasses. Joule's laser beam will be delivered to the area
of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as
the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating
and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an
hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
will I need?
It is important
to follow my instructions. You may be given some skin care products
and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk for inflammation
or redness and ensure the shortest response time. Any vessels or pigment denatured
by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural
cleaning process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately
since they will no longer contain blood flow.
Your skin will be sensitive to
ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure. Most of the conditions
treated by the laser will have been caused by sun exposure, so avoiding sunlight
will prolong your new youthful appearance. You need to cover your skin or
use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
What is laser vein
Laser therapy is
a proven treatment for treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels, as well
as such other unwanted vascular lesions as rosacea, port wine stains, and
other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology
have given us a method for removal that is safer, faster and more effective
than previous methods.
How does laser
vein treatment work?
Lasers work by emitting
a specialized light that passes through the skin and is preferentially absorbed
by its target, which can be an unwanted hair, birthmark, tattoo, or in this
case, the hemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels.
The heat from the laser causes the vein to break up and disappear. There are
several lasers available that work remarkably well in treating unwanted veins.
What can I expect
with the procedure?
Most people describe
laser vein treatment as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the
skin. You may be given a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area to be treated.
Any discomfort can be eased with the application of cool compresses. After
treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities.
How soon will I
see results? Are there any side effects?
Because laser vein
treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution
of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks. The
most common side effect is bruising, or purpura, around the treated area.
This will resolve within days of the treatment, and occurs only with some
lasers used. Your doctor can discuss any other risks of laser surgery with
What are facial
Facial veins are
fine blood vessels (otherwise known as telangiectasia) located on the face,
usually around the nose and central cheeks. They can be the result of cumulative
sun exposure, genetics, or rosacea. Many patients also refer to these as "broken"
blood vessels or capillaries.
What are the costs
Costs for each treatment
session can range from $150 to $500.
cover this procedure?
Laser vein treatments,
like other cosmetic procedures, are not usually covered by your insurance
company. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.
How many treatments
are necessary? Is treatment permanent?
Depending on the
severity of the condition, multiple treatments may be required. Improvement
generally lasts for several years, but over time new facial veins will develop,
requiring a touch-up treatment at a later date.
are considered medically necessary vs. cosmetic?
Treatment of facial
veins is considered cosmetic; consequently, the cost is not covered by medical
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