Laser Vascular & Laser Genesis

Laser for Facial Veins and other Vascular Lesions

The Cutera laser we have at Clinique Élan treats a broad range of vessels from tiny capillaries to larger veins, often seen around the nose in particular.It also treats spider angiomas, (red raised blood spots) often seen on young children.
 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The system delivers pulses of light energy of a specific wavelength (which means a specific colour) to target the red blood cells. The light is converted into heat, which coagulates the blood within the vein, eventually destroying it. It is then slowly reabsorbed by the body.

The light travels through the skin without damaging it, so the skin remains intact. This means normal skincare and makeup can be used immediately following a treatment.
 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Clinique Elan’s laser is considered a very safe and effective, and our therapists are registered nurses. Because extreme heat is involved, the possible side effects or complications are those of burning. This will be discussed more fully at the time of consultation and/or first treatment. Patients are asked to sign a consent form prior to treatment, which outlines all the possible side effects and risks. Laser can damage eyesight, so shields are placed over the patient’s eyes, and anyone accompanying them will be given safety goggles. It is therefore not suitable to bring young children.
 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Two or three treatments are generally sufficient to achieve a satisfactory result. Treatments are 4 to 6 weeks apart and are charged per session.

$150

Minimum charge 

$210

More extensive vessel clearance

 

Laser Genesis


Laser Genesis is becoming more and more popular as a choice for skin rejuvenation. There is zero downtime involved, treatment is painless, but it effectively addresses a wide range of issues.

It helps to soften fine lines, particularly around the eyes, improve acne scarring, reduce pore size, hydrate dry crepey skin and reduce generalised redness. It is therefore a great Rosacea treatment, but also treats discolouration of the neck, (Poikloderma of Civatte), as well as general texture improvement of the neck and chest areas. 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Laser light of a specific wavelength is directed at the skin, aiming to heat small areas at a time up to a specified temperature. This is held for a set period of time to effectively destroy the perivascular component of the skin, which causes generalised redness.   The heat also stimulates regeneration of new collagen, while strengthening existing collagen fibres.

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Genesis is the safest of all the light therapy treatments we offer.  It is actually very soothing.  Risks are minimal in the right hands.

 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Cost depends on how many areas (around the size of a business card) are treated each session.  

We recommend a series of 6 treatments for optimum results. Your nurse therapist will discuss the best course of action for your skin

 

$75

1 Area (e.g scar)

$375

1 Area Package– 6 treatments for the price of 5

$150

2 areas (e.g Cheeks)

$750

2 area package 6 treatments for the price of 5

$210

3 areas (e.g both cheeks and chin)

$1050

3 area package – 6 treatments for the price of 5

$260

4 area package (e.g Cheeks chin & Glabella)

$1300

4 Areas – 6 treatments for the price of 5

$300

5 Areas (e.g Full face)

$1500

5 area Package – 6 treatments for the price of 5

$350

6 Areas (eg full face and 1 area on neck)

$1750

6 area Package – 6 treatments for the price of 5