Vascular Lesions
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Ideology of Vascular Lesions

We all have blood vessels residing in the most superficial layers of our skin though they are not visible unless viewed under microscopic technology. In the case of vascular lesions, what happens is those blood vessels become expanded due to normal aging, skin irritation, extended UV ray exposure over the years, misuse of medication, or health related reasons. One of the most unwanted locations of skin vascular lesions, are found on the face, which is typically the first thing people see on each other. A few instances of such lesions are rosacea, telangiectasia, angiomas, and spider nevi.

Treatments

The leading focus of vascular lesion laser therapy is to target hemoglobin in the blood. Via its high level of thermal energy powerful enough to immerse into hemoglobin in our bloodstream, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser by Lumecca provides just this. Once our blood vessels are heated this way, the vessels shrink/constrict, and eventually become demolished. The desired result of vascular lesions plus any accompanying redness on the skin vanishing, takes place all the while reducing injury to surrounding tissues.

vascular lesions and broken capillaries before after photoOne more solution to eliminate and reduce vascular lesions is called Fractora RF. It is a fairly new technology with promising results via Radio-Frequency (RF). While Lumecca IPL is recommended for lighter skinned individuals due to the risk of skin burning, Fractora is actually intended more for dark skinned people (skin type 5 or higher) without such risk. Because Fractora RF poses no risk factors, its use and client satisfaction is rising and quickly. Talk to your skin professional to see which works best for you, based on their expertise regarding skin types and susceptibilities.

At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we offer a variety of non-surgical procedures designed to rejuvenate the appearance and confidence of all the patients that walk through the door. One complaint that our clients repeatedly bring to our attention is their dissatisfaction with the appearance of their visible blood vessels and capillaries, which is most prevalent along the face and distinct parts of the body throughout the arms and legs. Such aesthetically displeasing veins can be found in both men and women, with nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men developing some type of venous disorder in their lifetime.

These blood vessels can stem from genetics, environmental factors, or both. They can be short lived or permanent, and the following affect their outbreak and prevalency:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Hormonal changes
  • Sun damage
  • Oral contraceptives such as birth control, estrogen replacement therapies
  • Rosacea: a condition whereby the patient experiences long term facial redness.
“Spider veins,” the term they’re more commonly known as, can also take place in a variety of forms such as Telagiectasias. These are superficial veins that appear along the areas of the face such as the chin, nose and cheeks. They can appear as distinct branches or spider like paths that are blue or purple in hue and greater than 0.2 millimeters and less than 2 millimeters in width. With the advanced laser technology that we offer at Art of Facial Rejuvenation, our medical professionals can easily eradicate these broken vessels with a single or multiple laser sessions, depending on individual cases and needs.

How the laser treatment works in removing broken vessels and capillaries:

As always, your consultation for any service at Art of Facial is complementary, and a way to increase your knowledge about any beauty issue troubling you. One of our medical professionals will examine the area of concern and develop the appropriate form of treatment based on the location, degree and rate of growth. Using a hand piece, photons of light are administered to the area through various frequencies of light. The photons of light is then absorbed by the blood in the vein and converted into heat, and the heat consequently destroys the vein walls – without causing damage to the surrounding skin. Through successive treatments, the vessels disappear and your skin appears more rejuvenated in appearance. Depending on the size, such as smaller, thinner vessels, you may only require one session, while larger, more veiny areas may require continuing treatments.

Will the laser treatment hurt?

Generally, this type of treatment poses no pain at all. In many cases, a topical anesthesia will be administered to the area to ensure maximum comfort. The laser emissions are safe and FDA approved. Not to worry, the areas targeted and the dead tissues that result are cleared from the body simply by way of the body’s blood circulatory system.

What are some potential side effects?

Though rare, very few side effects exist with these types of treatments. Some individuals may experience some redness, itching and burning post-treatment, which dissipate within two weeks maximum. Temporary discoloration may appear on the treated area, and can last from 4 to 14 days, depending largely on the location and magnitude of treatment. It is extremely imperative that all of our patients regularly apply sunscreen to the area to protect your now very sensitive skin from sun damage.

To learn more about our laser treatments, and all of our other non-surgical procedures, give us a call at 647-879-9181 and book your complementary consultation today.

* Results of this treatment may vary from person to person.