How does vascular treatment work?

The treatment of vascular conditions utilises the same principle as the one used for laser hair removal, which is called “Selective Photothermolysis”. When a laser machine emits a beam of very concentrated light at specific wavelength onto the skin, the light selectively penetrates into blood vessels where it gets absorbed by a molecule called haemoglobin. Haemogloin then transforms the energy of light into the energy of heat. Heat destroys red blood cells and the endothelial cells (cells that form inner layer of the blood vessels) and destructs damaged blood vessels. Unfortunately, not all blood vessels can be treated with the same level of effectiveness. The effectiveness of the treatment is defined by the size of each vessel, its depth and percentage of oxygenated/ deoxygenated haemoglobin present in the treated area.

At our clinic we utilise the most advanced technology for vascular treatment. The special MultiPlex™ feature of our platform allows us to apply a short pulse of Alexandrite laser at 755nm, which converts oxy-haemolgobin to methaemoglobin (inactive form of haemoglobin) and this way dramatically increases absorption of light delivered by a deeper penetrating ND:YAG laser at 1064nm. This combination is the best possible one for treating such condition whilst it delivers outstanding results even during the first application.