little red 'blood' spots commonly found on the cheeks, nose, and chin. These may be flat or raised.
Q. What skin conditions can Vascutouch treat?
A. Vascutouch provides a quick and easy method for removing larger vascular lesions such as Telangiectasia (distended capillaries), cherry angiomas, hyperplasia and skin tags found on the face and body. The Vascutouch is an indispensible tool for treating cosmetic vascular problems.
Q. How does Vascutouch work?
A. Vascutouch uses very low levels of Radio Frequency (RF) and DC current simultaneously to electrocoagulate the vessel, without dessicating (damaging) the surrounding tissue. This treatment is self-limiting and vessel specific, resulting in minimal skin reaction.
No medical technique is perfect and no two people are alike. Accordingly, the treatment of vascular blemishes ("broken capillaries" and spider veins) can be addressed with a combination of techniques.
Q. How many treatments should I have?
A. Depending on the extent of the capillaries or skin tags to be treated, a few treatments may be necessary. We may not be able to remove all the unwanted lesions at one appointment. You may also be genetically predisposed for vascular blemish formation, and will develop more of them in your lifetime. You may, for example, have fair skin and spend a lot of time outdoors and thus develop more vascular lesions.
Q. What I can expect after a treatment?
A. You may experience some redness following treatment that may last 24 hours or longer. For a few days after treatment, the dilated vessels remain in the area; this is usually temporary and is caused by inflammation. Some show little redness and others get quite florid from treatments. You may also experience tiny crusts on the face or body that will last 7-10 days or longer (body crusts last longer, up to three weeks).
Q. What can I do before the treatment?
A. DO NOT take aspirin for 24 hours before or after the treatment. It could cause unnecessary bleeding.
You may take Tylenol or Advil before the treatment if you think you will be sensitive. Advil taken with food is preferable, because it will diminish swelling somewhat.
Q. What should I do after the treatment?
A. Do not rub or stretch the treated skin. This could cause bleeding and undo the treatment.
Keep the area hydrated and protected with Aquaphor or Neosporin.
Do not wash the treated area until the next day.
DO NOT apply makeup right after treatment. For 24 hours you must be very careful to avoid the treated area.
DO NOT exercise until the next day. No yoga, sauna, hot tubs and stay out of the sun!