spider veins - visible capillaries
Treating vascular lesions
Vascular lesions are a type of common skin blemish that can be successfully treated with Astanza Q-switched lasers. The procedure is fast, simple to perform, and has virtually no side effects.
About vascular lesions
Vascular lesions are blood vessels that are visible through the skin. The harmless lesions look blood-colored, with either a red or purplish hue. Standard types of vascular lesions include: spider veins, telangiectasia, port wine stains, and hemangioma. They can occur on almost any part of the body, but are especially common on the face or legs.
For treatment of vascular lesions, pulses of Q-switched laser light are directly applied to the entire area of the blemish. 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.
Procedure time for vascular lesion treatments depends on the size of the lesion, but never takes more than a few minutes. Side effects from the procedure are minimal - patients may experience some slight discomfort or redness in the area.
Small vascular lesions can often be removed in a single treatment, while other lesions may take several treatments to become less visible. Regardless, most patients see significant improvement in appearance after a single laser sessions with an Astanza Q-switched laser.