ClearScan is a laser using infrared energy and a new standard for the treatment of many skin conditions. ClearScan allows your doctor to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result. All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas the face, neck, chest, and legs. Discuss your needs with your doctor.
How It Works
Your provider will use ClearScan laser to restore your skin’s youthful color. Broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible layers of your skin’s surface. ClearScan has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimized for your skin condition. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser’s energy and become less noticeable.
What to Expect
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. The light or laser will deliver energy into the skin. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
There should be little to no discomfort, however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and your provider will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There should be no lasting treatment discomfort.
Your skin will have a pink or red color that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use a sunblock of at least SPF 30 and including the physical blocking agent.
It is important to follow your provider’s instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest response time. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing process. Most small capillaries will become visible almost immediately since they will no longer contain blood flow.
Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct exposure. Many of the conditions treated by the laser will have been caused by the sun exposure, so avoiding the sun will prolong your new youthful appearance. You need to fully cover your skin and use a good sunscreen when you go outdoors.
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment. There is virtually no downtime and you may resume moderate activity immediately. You may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. Your provider can answer questions about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.
Is It Safe?
There is little risk in the treatment of benign conditions. In some cases repeat treatment will be necessary depending on your response to the treatment and the result desired. Your provider will discuss potential risks of your specific condition prior treatment.