Vascular lesions are caused by the distention of blood vessels due to skin irritation, UV rays, misuses of medication, pathological causes, or simply normal physiological change.

The IPL by Lumenis, or for Intense Pulsed Light, is an incredibly versatile and effective treatment again benign cutaneous vascular lesions. The upgraded IPL™ with OPT™ is considered to be the “Gold Standard” among laser treatments. Its efficacy has been documented in over 80 peer reviewed papers. 

Lumenis has been a leader in the aesthetic industry for over 45 years, leading the way in safety and innovation. They are renowned for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the field, and remain at the forefront of laser technology, delivering top of the line systems for superior results. 

Thanks to the cutting-edge technology of the IPL™ with OPT™.by Lumenis we are able to reduce or remove the visibility of benign cutaneous vascular lesions, including:


Leg Veins – often the result of heredity, hormonal fluctuations, weight gain, and/or prolonged sitting or standing

Port Wine Stain Birthmarks – these flat birthmarks typically range from light pink to dark red, and tend to have a poorly defined border

Telangiectasias – dilated capillary blood vessels most often affecting fair skin types; red or pink in color, they are usually less than 0.2mm in diameter shaped in a lacework, cluster or branch-like pattern 

Cherry Angiomas – typically seen in older adults, these are small red-purple bump(s) on the skin 

Strawberry Angiomas – typically appears at birth, first as a pale area of skin that becomes a red rubbery nodule within 2-4 weeks

Spider Angiomas – most common on the face and upper chest

Venous Lake – typically a solitary, soft, compressible, dark blue to violaceous papule, 0.2 to 1 cm in size


The procedure itself is simple and painless – a continuously cooled applicator is placed gently over the skin where a broad spectrum pulsed light is transmitted. The pulsed light penetrates the tissue where it is absorbed by blood chromophores. The blood chromophores are damaged, and the resulting lesion debris is cleared away by the body’s natural processes. The result: a more even and youthful appearance. The range of wavelengths can be adjusted and optimized for different applications and skin types. 

At Iren SPA Aesthetic Clinic, our goal is to achieve effective results to meet our clients’ needs. In order to do so, it is important that our clients keep following recommendations:

  • Keep treatment area clean by gently wiping (e.g. with micellar cleansing water)

  • Continue moisturizing with an emollient

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 6 weeks BEFORE and AFTER the procedure

  • Renew application of sun block (SPF 30-50) until next session

  • Avoid scrubbing the skin

  • Mineral make-up (which is easy to remove) may be applied as long as the skin is not harmed

Mild, transient side effects sometimes occur; length of time depends on the area treated. Possible side effects may include:

  • Redness (Erythema) – lasting 1 to 3 days, most common with light and/or sensitive skin

  • Swelling (Edema) – lasting 3-48 hours after procedure

  • Purpura – might turn into hemosiderin stains

  • Erythema – post-treatment erythema might be observed on sensitive light skin and may typically last from 1 to 3 days

  • Scabbing –may last up to 7 days

  • Burns

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation

  • Scarring – more likely to occur in patients with a genetic tendency for scarring (IPL™ is not recommended for these patients)


Session Time: 15-30 minutes

# of Treatments: Varies, consult with your Iren Spa practitioner for a customized treatment plan 


*The material presented above is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice or recommendation.


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