Pulsed Dye Laser and KTP laser
The laser acts through the means of intense light and provokes the destruction of dilated capillaries :
Either by ‘soldering’ the vessels ( photothermocoagulation ) or by lightening the vessels ( selective photothermolysis ).
This can be carried out without disturbing the skin’s integrity – i.e. without leaving any remaining scars.
Your doctor will advise you about the different options, depending on your particular case.
The session is painless, laser shooting causes a sensation of mini "strokes of elastic" accompanied by a slight burning sensation.
The immediate effects depend on the type of laser and settings used. You might experience :
– Redness and a ‘hot’ sensation for 2 to 3 days.
– Light swelling or puffiness, above all around the delicate eye area skin for 48 hours.
– Slight whitening of the skin and scabbing which will disappear in 4 to 7 days, and can be covered by made-up.
– Occasionally, in the case of severe affliction, a purpura (a hematoma or ‘bruise under the skin’) must be created, by using the principle of selective photothermolysis around the area to be treated. This can last 10 to 15 days but is the only real guarantee of effective treatment.
Results are visible after about 6 to 8 weeks.
On average, treatment requires 3 to 4 sessions, with an interval of 2 months, except in the case of purpura where, depending on the case, only one or two sessions, with an interval of 6 to 12 months are necessary.
Social security will not financially support this treatment.
Do not expose the area treated to the sun for a month afterwards.