Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Institute | VariLite™ Laser
Led by Dr. Diana Parnell, dermatology practice located in Marin County, CA offering the latest in medical and cosmetic dermatology
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VariLite™ Laser

The VariLite™ is used to treat blood vessels, angiomas (benign blood vessel tumors), diffuse redness, brown spots, acne, and aging (facial rejuvenation). It is actually two lasers in one. It has two separate wavelengths and is able to treat permanently dilated blood vessels of different sizes as well as generalized redness. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin or the red component of the blood within the vessels. Then laser targets the unwanted vessels, leaving the top layer of skin intact. This laser is especially effective in treating blood vessels due to sun damage or acne rosacea. We expect a significant improvement after the first treatment unless the condition is very advanced with multiple layers of blood vessels. The number of treatments required to clear an area depends on the extent, size, and layering of the vessels. Post-treatment pinkness usually subsides within an hour.

 

The VariLite is also highly effective in removing angiomas, those small, red, circular lesions that can be scattered over the entire body. Most angiomas disappear with a single treatment.

 

The VariLite Laser works very well in diminishing poikiloderma, the reddish-brown discoloration on the neck and chest due to sun damage.

 

Redness due to acne is diminished with this laser and overall acne activity is reduced with 3-5 treatments.

To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, contact The Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Institute today!