Vascular lesions, caused by enlarged or broken blood vessels, can take many forms all over the body — from rosacea and port wine stains to spider veins and birthmarks. Vascular lesions usually do not go away on their own, which is why many patients are seeking treatment options.
- Reticular and spider veins
- Port wine stains
- Cherry hemangioma
- Venous Lake/vascular malformations
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
The Nd:Yag laser allows for quick treatment of vascular lesions without damaging the surrounding skin. Light is absorbed by the blood, destroying the vessel. Over time, the vessel disappears, restoring the skin’s natural appearance. The Nd:Yag provides the best-in-class laser and light source solutions for the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, broken capillaries, and skin discoloration. Damage caused by wind, sunburn, temperature changes, and even the pressure of glasses on parts of your face can cause broken capillaries and skin discoloration. Broken capillaries, spider veins, and varicose veins can also be caused by genetics.
Laser vein therapy provides a treatment that is optimized to your skin condition. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser’s energy and become less noticeable. Typically, the skin around the face is more susceptible to damage than the rest of the body. Laser vein therapy is ultimately designed to restore your skin’s youthful color and tone.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment?
There is no downtime for this procedure. Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment; however, patients typically experience a pink or red color that resolves with time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure or use a sunblock of at least SPF 30 when outdoors. There should be little to no discomfort; however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on depth of treatment. It is best to have a consultation prior to your treatment to discuss your needs and expectations.