Vascular Lesion·

What is Vascular Lesion Treatment

Laser treatments are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions, including hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasias, venous lakes and angiomas.

Thread veins or ‘spider veins’ are small visible red/purple veins in the skin. They are not dangerous but because they are so visible people often dislike them and choose to get them treated. They are extremely common and some people have a genetic tendency to develop them whilst others develop them from hormonal exposure or excess sun exposure.

How does it work

Lasers produce high-intensity light that can be used to selectively heat blood vessels. A variety of machines can be used, although the effectiveness and side effects for an individual can vary. The advantage of lasers is the ability to target the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. As a result, the risk of scarring is extremely low.

What does Vascular Lesion Treatment correct?


Redness & Veins

A typical candidate suffers either from diffuse redness (many fine blood vessels), individual bothersome linear blood vessels, or both. The most commonly treated area is the face, especially the nose. It may take up to a month to see the full effects of the treatment, but the final result is permanent. However, persons who suffer from excessive blood vessels may generate new vessels that may require treatment in the future.

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  • Avoid having tanned skin – Avoid sun in the middle of the day, use sunscreen with a high SPF, and wear sun-protective clothing (eg, a hat and tightly woven clothing).
  • Use numbing cream for 30–90 minutes before the procedure, if recommended.
  • Avoid medications and supplements that make bruising more likely (only if stopping any of the below medications has been discussed with your doctor):
    • Aspirin
    • Ibuprofen
    • Vitamin E
    • Gingko and ginseng
    • Fish oil supplements
    • Prescription blood-thinning medications (eg, warfarin or heparin)