|Leg Veins and Vascular
The elōs Plus leg veins and vascular lesions treatment may improve the appearance of these lesions. The final result can be shrinkage of the
vessel, or coagulation and no further blood refill, often depicted by blanching or vessel color change, respectively. However, the degree of
improvement and the number of sessions required vary in patients with different vascular lesions severity.
Porphyria, and Epilepsy.
- Saphenous insufficiency and varicosity.
- Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
- Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area.
- Current or history of skin cancer, or current condition of any other type of cancer, or pre-malignant moles.
- History of any kind of cancer.
- Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
- Pregnancy or nursing.
- Impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immunosuppressive medications.
- Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,
following a prophylactic regimen.
- Patients with history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only
such as Isotretinoin
- Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as Diabetes.
- Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, Psoriasis, eczema and rash.
- History of skin disorders, keloids, abnormal wound healing, as well as very dry and fragile skin.
- History of bleeding coagulopathies, or use of anticoagulants with the exception of preventive low dose aspirin medication.
- Use of medications, herbs, food supplements, and vitamins known to induce photosensitivity to light exposure at the wavelengths used,
- (Accutane) within the last six months, Tetracyclines, or St. John's Wort within the last two weeks.
- Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last three months, if face is treated.
- Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last three months or before complete healing.
- Treating over tattoo or permanent makeup.
- Excessively tanned skin from sun, tanning beds or tanning creams within the last two weeks.
- As per the practitioner's discretion, refrain from treating any condition which might make it unsafe for the patient.
LVA applicator is intended for treatment of vascular lesions including telangiectasias and leg veins up to 4 mm
in diameter. Combines diode laser energy and bi-polar radiofrequency energy. The optical energy is selectively
absorbed by hemoglobin in blood vessels and causes it to heat up. RF current further elevates the temperature
of the target structures to a level required for clearance. In addition, RF current has higher affinity to blood than
to the surrounding tissue because of the relatively high conductivity of blood, due to the high concentration of
electrolytes. RF energy is marginally absorbed by melanin and is thus independent of skin color with no
epidermal barrier to absorption as occurs with optical energy. Since the epidermis is constantly cooled it is
protected from collateral damage. Combined energy of RF and laser creates greater heating of blood vessels
with minimal risk of side effects to surrounding tissues As a result, the blood and the vessel wall coagulate and
the blood vessel shrinks.