A large number of men and women all over the world suffer from disorders of the blood vessels (vascular lesions). Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath your skin. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and can be found all over the body. They occur in a variety of forms including port wine stains, broken capillaries, diffuse redness, hemangiomas and cherry angiomas. Some lesions are present from birth, while others develop with age, or as the result of environmental damage (such as sun exposure).
How Does the Nordlys Vascular Treatment work?
The Nordlys selective waveband technology works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by hemoglobin in the red blood cells creating heat. This heat is transferred by the walls of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body’s own defense mechanism.
Which vessels can be treated?
Many different problems can be treated. Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the blood vessels and background color of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, the Nordlys has pre- programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.
How long does an Nordlys treatment take?
Often, several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 15-20 minutes.
Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?
It is important to avoid tanning (sun or self- tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less comfortable. It is also a good idea to avoid smoking in the 4 hours prior to treatment. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold com- press (a cold damp cloth) to the area immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
How many Nordlys Photo Rejuvenation treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on location and number of the vessels to be treated.
Does the treatment hurt?
No numbing creams or cooling devices are required, and many patients describe the treatment as being like a flick from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach.
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