Vascular lesions are blood vessels that develop under the skin. These may be present at the time of birth or may arise afterward. A few of the common vascular lesions include the port wine stains, hemangiomas, or spider veins. They are visible through the skin and may become a cause of concern because of their red appearance. Read on for everything you need to know about the removal of vascular lesions –
What Is Vascular Lesion Removal?
This is a procedure that allows the removal of vascular lesions using targeted laser beams. The removal of vascular lesions uses a Pulsed Dye Laser that uses a concentrated light beam to target the affected area. The heat generated by the laser transfers to the underlying blood vessels. These blood vessels are damaged while surrounding tissues are left unharmed.
What Can I Expect?
The procedure is an out-patient one, and anesthesia is generally not needed. The sensation of the laser may give you the feeling of pressure from the laser energy. However, a cool spray delivers cooling to the treatment site for enhanced comfort. Following treatment, it is advised that you use a sunscreen after treatment. Ice packs can also help cool the area following treatment. The results from this advanced laser removal of vascular lesions can be seen in about 6 to 8 weeks following treatment. Results can also depend on the type of lesion being treated. The appropriate number of sessions for your specific vascular lesion will depend on its size and location, and your skin tone. Contact the skin specialists at Derm.ca to schedule a consultation to evaluate the best treatment option for you. Vascular lesion removal results in lightening and fading away of the lesion for improved texture of the affected area. This can help boost your self-confidence as the lesion becomes lighter and less visible. If you are interested in learning more about this highly effective and advanced treatment option, reach out to us here at Derma.ca to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!