Vascular Lesions Causes & Treatments
What is Vascular Lesions?
Vascular lesions are relatively common abnormalities of the skin and underlying tissues, affecting up to 50% of women aged 18 years and older. Spider veins, telangiectasia, and diffuse redness are often a result of ageing, sun damage or pregnancy and sometimes genetic. The redness are from small blood vessels that are easily treated. Vascular lesions include a range of conditions. For example leg veins, facial veins, angiomas, and venous lakes.
Laser and light-based devices have become a viable treatment option to safely and effectively remove and diminish unwanted vascular concerns.
Treatment for Vascular Lesions
Spider and facial veins are dilated capillary vessels that are visible to the eyes. Couperose forms when they accumulate in the face. Couperose developes when the blood accumulates in capillary vessels. These vessels remain overextended until they receive treatment. This is by no means a sign of aging, as 70% of 30 – 39 year-olds are already suffering from visible branching of the vessels.
For the treatment of vascular lesions, I prefer to use the yellow laser. Pulses from dual yellow laser are applied to the treated area. The veins and capillaries of the lesion absorb the laser’s energy while the surrounding skin tissue does not.
The treatment causes the exposed vessels to break down and become less visible. The procedure time for vascular lesion treatments depends on the size of the lesion. However, treatment time does not take more than a few minutes. Side effects from the procedure are minimal. Patients may experience some slight discomfort or redness in the area which will subside in a couple of hours. Other benefits of this treatment includes lightening of pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and acne scar removal.