Vascular & Pigmented
Here at The Marr Clinic, we utilise state-of-the-art technology with Wontech’s Korean-made Vlaser. This laser device is able to emit two separate wavelengths of light to target specific structures in the skin.
Vascular & Pigmented Laser Treatment
During laser treatments, light energy converts into heat energy on contact with the skin. Adjustable parameters enable our practitioners to safely alter settings to better isolate the intended target for a more effective treatment.
In the case of vascular treatments, our intention is to coagulate blood in the superficial vessels of the skin, shutting them down and reducing their appearance at the surface.
Treatment of pigmentation will aim to target clusters of melanin in the skin. The intense heat generation in the tissues shatters the pigment and brings it to the surface. As the skin’s natural exfoliation process occurs a reduction in visible pigment can be seen.
What Is It Used For?
At The Marr Clinic, we use our Vlaser for spot treatment of the following conditions:
Diffused redness as a result of rosacea
Vascular birthmarks (with medical clearance)
Pigmentation and sun damage (with clearance following a skin cancer check)
How Long Does It Last?
This is patient dependant specifically when treating pigment. The longevity of results can be influenced by hormonal and lifestyle factors, sun exposure, medications and compliance with topical management treatments.
Not Suitable For:
- Low contrast pigment (where there is little colour differentiation between the baseline skin tone and the pigmented lesion)
- Patients requesting pigment treatment to large surface areas. This is better addressed with Cosmelan (face only), IPL or another laser technology
- Sunburnt or sun-exposed skin
- Active skin infections including cold sores
- Light sensitising medications
- Recent Roaccutane use
- Darker skin types. Due to the wavelength of our chosen machine, only Fitzpatrick skin types 1 and 2 can be treated without preparation. A safety protocol can be implemented 4 weeks prior to treatment of Fitzpatrick 3 skin types. Unfortunately, no treatment is available for skin types 4-6 with our current laser technology
- Recent skin or laser treatments (2 - 4weeks depending on the type of procedure, please notify your practitioner)
- Recent dermal fillers (2 weeks) or threads (12 weeks)
- Recent false tan application (2 weeks)
What Is The Downtime:
This varies on the type of treatment delivered. Telangiectasia treatment to the face typically carries the longest downtime. Following this procedure, localised swelling will present like clusters of bug bites and can last up to 7 days.
Generalised swelling is common following treatment for both pigmentation and diffused redness. This presents as mild puffiness across larger treatment sites and may last up to 3 days.
In the case of treating pigmentation, you will see an initial darkening of the treated areas and crusting and flaking of these darkened spots. This is relatively mild but can take 7-14 days to resolve
All Vlaser patients will have symptoms of redness and heat radiation following treatment.
What Are The Side Effects?
Complications following any laser therapy may include the following:
Burns, wounds and infection
Temporary or permanent pigmentary change
MEET DR. MAY MARR
Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.
Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.
The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.
“OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS LOOKING NATURAL – NOT ‘DONE’.”
DR MAY MARR