vascular lesions

 
The AFT 540 hand piece offers unique wavelength capabilities, allowing it to treat pigmented lesions and sun damage on any skin type most effectively.

 

Most people have one or more pigmented lesions.  Some are congenital ( from birth) while others are related to sun exposure and aging.

 

In some cases pigmented lesions may be as a result of malignant change.  These lesions will most likely require surgical intervention and Dr Schoenfeld is always available for an opinion and a helping hand should there be any doubt before laser treatment is commenced.

 

Indication for use:

 

  • Treatment of benign pigmented epidermal lesions including dyschromia (discoloration of the skin), hyper pigmentation, melasma, freckles, lentigines, some nevi, and cafe-au-lait macules.

  • The treatment of benign cutaneous vascular lesions including port wine stains (birth marks), haemangiomas, tielangiectasias ( fine broken superficial blood vessels) erythema of rosacea.

 

Contra indications for use:

 

  • Tanned skin (active tan) sun exposure or tanning bed use in the previous 30 days.

  • Vitiligo.

  • Any inflammatory skin condition eg active eczema, active herpes simplex (fever blisters) at the site to be treated.

  • Skin cancer.

  • Use of certain drugs eg Methotrexate, Fluorouracil, Ducabaxine.

  • History of keloid scarring.

  • Epilepsy.

  • St John's wart (herbal remedy) for depression in the past 3 months (it causes increased photo sensitivity).

  • Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) in previous 3-6 months.

  • Tretinoin (Retin A) in last 2 weeks.

  • Pregnancy and breast feeding.

  • Diabetes (possibility of increased photosensitivity and poor wound healing).

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