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Laser Removal Treatments in Stamford & Peterborough

Whether you have unwanted hair, cherry angiomas, skin tags or broken capillaries, our cutera Xeo can combat all!

CHERRY ANGIOMAS LASER REMOVAL

Cherry angiomas are common skin growths that mainly affect those aged 30 and over. Though usually harmless, they won’t go away of their own accord. Their appearance can be unsightly and can impact self-esteem. For this reason, many people choose to have them removed.

The most effective way of removing these spots is with Nd:YAG laser treatments. Zapping it with pulses of concentrated laser energy allows the cherry angioma to absorb the wavelengths, generating heat and destroying the blood vessels without damage to the surrounding skin.

You’ll start with a consultation with one of our laser practitioners, who will explain your course of treatment and how many sessions you are likely to need. If you’re only having one angioma removed, you should only need a single session, but if you have many that need removing or a particularly stubborn one, you may require up to three sessions.

What is a cherry angioma?
A cherry angioma is a small, red benign skin growth that can develop virtually anywhere on your body, though they’re most commonly found on the arms, shoulders and torso. It’s not known what causes them, though some people may be genetically more likely to develop them, and pregnancy and several other possible factors have been linked to them. They get their red colour from the broken blood vessels inside them, and they can be anything from a pinprick to several millimetres in diameter.

Is there any down time?
This is a very quick and painless treatment that doesn’t require any downtime. The area may feel warm and the cherry angioma turns a brown colour (like a freckle) and disappears within 7-10 days.

SKIN TAG REMOVAL

Skin tags are small brown or flesh-coloured growths (usually a few millimetres to 5cm in size) that hang from the surface of your skin. They are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin, and can look like raised bumps. Although skin tags are common they are completely harmless, and they do not usually cause any pain or discomfort. However, they can snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed as a result, and can also lower your self esteem.

You’ll start with a consultation with one of our laser practitioners, who will explain your course of treatment and how many sessions you are likely to need. If you’re only having one skin tag removed, you should only need a single session, but if you have many that need removing or a particularly stubborn one, you may require up to three sessions.

We can remove skin tags through the precision our Nd:YAG laser, which neatly severs skin tags from the rest of the skin by burning through the connecting tissue. The procedure is totally painless and can be conducted in just a few minutes. There are no side effects or after effects, so you can immediately resume normal activities.

Is there any down time?
This is a very quick and painless treatment that doesn’t require any downtime. The skin tag will look instantly shrivelled and darker. The area may feel warm and normally drops off within 7-10 days.

VEIN REMOVAL

Cuteras CoolGlide system can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.

The Cutera CoolGlide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.

If you are suitable the treatment involves pulses of light energy carefully directed at the vein, which causes the blood within it to coagulate. This leads to the destruction of the blood vessel which is reabsorbed by the body. Multiple treatments for telangiectasia are usually needed in order to achieve optimal results. Treatments can be performed at intervals of four to six weeks.

At RÖ we can treat facial telangiectasia, red, purple or blue leg veins and broken capillaries anywhere on the body (excluding Varicose Veins) with our gold standard ND:YAG and IPL laser machine from Cutera. Telangiectasias are small, widened blood vessels on the skin. They are usually harmless!

What causes veins on the face?

  • Genetics – Some clients unfortunately are just predisposed to developing facial thread veins, especially if they notice other members of their family having them.
  • Age – As clients age, their skin becomes thinner and starts to lose elasticity which can cause veins to become more noticeable under the surface of the skin.
  • Rosacea – Clients who have rosacea may find themselves more susceptible to developing facial thread veins as their skin is often red and flushed due to enlarged veins.
  • Illness – Sudden changes in pressure such as sneezing, blowing your nose or vomiting can also cause small broken blood vessels to appear so if you have been unwell recently. This may indirectly be the cause.
  • Sun Exposure – Excessive exposure to the sun can cause free radical damage resulting in the blood vessels in your face to becoming enlarged which makes them more noticeable from the surface of your skin.
  • Environment – Exposing your skin to certain chemicals or environmental pollutants may damage the skin’s surface which can make thread veins more visible.
  • Temperature Changes – A sudden change in temperature may have an impact on your circulation. Some patients may notice their face being flushed which can result in blood vessels bursting causing a spider vein to appear.
  • Trauma – Bruising after an injury can cause broken blood vessels however these often heal and disappear along with the bruised skin.
  • Lifestyle – Lifestyle changes can include not exercising enough or exercising too much and suffering from too much stress. Eyestrain and insomnia can also result in spider vein formation on the face.
  • Pregnancy – Hormonal changes in the body may cause broken blood vessels to appear close to the surface of the skin. In most instances, these thread veins will disappear after giving birth.
  • Alcohol – Excessive or frequent alcohol consumption can lead to long-lasting blood vessel damage which can cause spider veins and redness to appear on the face.

Is there any down time?
Most clients merely experience a sensation similar to the snap of elastic band which produces mild discomfort, with little or no damage to the surrounding tissue. Bruising or discomfort after the treatment can happen but is not in all cases.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is a safe, painless procedure that uses pulses of laser light to target the pigments in the hair follicle. The pigments absorb the light, which damages the structure of the hair follicle.

With the popularity of laser hair removal on the rise, you may be considering treatments for yourself. So many laser technologies for hair removal are now available, it can be hard to determine which option is right for you.

Laser hair removal treatment uses brief pulses of light energy to damage hair follicles, preventing regrowth. This gives the most effective, longest lasting hair removal results available. Typically, we recommend six-eight treatments spaced four-six weeks apart to achieve a permanent hair reduction. The total number of treatments also varies based on the area treated. The hair will become finer and softer meaning less visible and the growth will slow down more and more with each treatment.

On your consultation/patch test – Our aesthetic practitioners will address factors like your skin tone, hair thickness, and removal locations during your initial consultation to determine how many sessions you’ll need.

Treatment – The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Protective eyewear is worn during the procedure.

Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.

How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. Treating the upper lip takes minutes. If you are having a large area like the back or legs treated, your treatment may last more than an hour, Your aesthetic practitioner will make you as comfortable as possible.

Results – The results vary from patient to patient. The colour and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and colour of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.

Regardless of skin colour or hair type, both women and men can be treated. The only hair we can’t treat as it’s not picked up by the laser is red hair, blonde or greys.

Why choose Cutera’s laser hair removal system?
Powerful enough to remove hair from all body areas, CoolGlide is also gentle enough to treat more sensitive areas, including your eyebrows, upper lip, and chin. We also can treat all skin types. While other laser treatments aren’t effective on darker skin tones or tanned skin, CoolGlide is designed to treat any skin and hair type to give you satisfying results.
Why do I need multiple treatments?
Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments because hair grows in different phases. It’s necessary to repeat the treatments at the intervals recommended by your provider to achieve the best results. Missing a treatment could mean missing the optimal stage of hair growth for removal, thereby increasing the number of treatments required.
Is it painful?
Our device utilises sapphire contact cooling to provide continuous cooling, maximising our clients comfort and treatment safety. In a clients preference study that measured comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100% of the patients preferred Cutera’s cool glide technology.
Is there any down time?
There is no downtime or side effects after a laser hair removal treatment. In rare occasions, based on each individual response, a temporary mild form of sensitivity or redness localised to the treated area might occur. Our recommendation post-treatment with our cool glide, Is you should apply SPF to the treated area and refrain from excessive sun exposure. Our experienced aesthetic practitioners will make sure to advise you on the post-treatment care needed, during your consultation and following your treatment as well.
What areas can you treat?
We treat both men and women with our laser. The most common areas we treat are back, shoulders and chest for men. Women we treat mostly facial hair, underarm, bikini and legs. We have a full price list on everything we offer. Don’t see what you would like treating? Just ask!