Vascular skin problems are a type of skin issue that has a history of creating challenges, both for the patients they affect and for the doctors who treat them. These problems are truly more than skin deep, with origins that go as deep as the circulatory system that supplies our skin with the oxygen and nutrients it needs. Unfortunately, as their root cause is connected with a complex organ system, vascular skin disorders have gained a reputation for being difficult to treat or manage.
In addition to being difficult to manage from a professional standpoint, many vascular skin issues are hard to deal with on a personal level. Research and studies have confirmed that for patients, dealing with the physical effects of vascular issues – which can range from general redness to the development or growth of lesions or similar blemishes – is much less difficult than handling the psychological effects. In a culture that places a high emphasis on physical appearances, vascular disorders – which are seen by many as a chronic cosmetic nuisance – can have a profound effect on sufferers’ self-esteem. The effect is so strong that some experts recommend medical therapy for those with noticeable skin issues.
The good news? Modern-day treatments have opened the door to a new wave of effective, affordable treatments that can give patients a new level of cosmetic and medical relief. Not only do these new treatments benefit patients – they benefit practitioners as well.
Previous Treatment Options For Vascular Skin Issues
Effective, long-term vascular skin issue treatments are admittedly few and far between, particularly when looking at the ones commonly used in the last several decades. With no access to our expanded modern-day technologies and treatments, doctors were forced to treat the symptoms of their patients’ vascular issues, rather than their root causes.
This meant that many patients were simply told how to try to avoid the worst of their vascular skin disorders’ symptoms. Depending on which disorder they lived with, patients may have been told to avoid environmental triggers that were thought to irritate their skin or circulatory systems. They may also have been told to avoid eating certain foods that were thought to act as irritants. If these steps failed to prevent “flare-ups” many patients were then advised to use creams or gels that could possibly soothe the irritated skin. In extreme cases, some vascular issues were known to require surgery to correct problems such as growths and legions.
Unfortunately, these preventative and follow-up steps did very little to address the root causes of vascular issues – and in some cases, they could become invasive as well as ineffective. As a result, it wasn’t uncommon for patients to report dissatisfaction with their treatment options, and many patients found that simply covering up their symptoms with camouflage, such as makeup, was the only way they could make their skin more presentable for appearances in public.
Previous Laser Treatments For Vascular Issues
Fortunately, thanks to modern medicine and technology, those who have not found a successful treatment for their vascular conditions may find relief in a new alternative: laser therapy. Until recently, treatments with light-based and laser therapies were rather limited in their treatment range and efficacy. These traditional devices were also known for often leading to painful unintentional side effects if treatments were not done correctly. An additional previous drawback was their limitation to only being applicable to lighter skin types; an even bigger drawback was the discomfort that once came with treatments.
Now, however, new laser technology can offer your patients a safe and effective way to successfully treat vascular skin issues – while also adding extra cash revenues to your business.
Modern Laser Treatments For Vascular Issues
Today, laser therapy for the treatment of acne has a dual benefit for both patients and providers. Patients, for starters, may finally have a chance to experience relief from their skin issues thanks to modern laser treatments; many patients are even willing to pay their provider out-of-pocket for this chance. Even better, many patients have seen significant clearance with just several treatments, thanks to their effectiveness.
Practitioners, on the other hand, have found that adding this service to their business and appealing to patients in need can do more than help these individuals – it can boost revenue, thanks in part to word of mouth about the effective treatments, and thanks in part to repeat treatments that patients may come in for when they experience flare-ups down the line. Add in the fact that modern lasers often do not require high-cost maintenance or add-ons, and you have a low-maintenance tool that could quite possibly take your practice to the next level.
How Aerolase Can Help You Address Vascular Issues
The Aerolase laser line was designed specifically to enhance clinical outcomes and minimize adverse effects. We’ve made this possible by utilizing 650-microsecond and 1064nm technology, which allows our lasers to deliver powerful yet gentle vascular treatments that can effectively target a deep-layer problem while minimizing the risk of creating adverse side effects. By delivering energy at a high fluence, Aerolase lasers can superheat and destroy vasculature structures, providing relief from the effects these structures create in the skin.
We believe that Aerolase will provide you with a reliable tool to help advance your aesthetic practice to a state where you can provide safe, gentle, and effective treatments for all of your patients. To learn more about our line of LightPod lasers, we invite you to contact Aerolase for more information or to arrange a laser demonstration.