Vascular Lesions

To clear vascular lesions, a specific wavelength of light is absorbed by the blood, which damages the lesion. The damaged lesion eventually disappears, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin.

Light energy is delivered over a smooth pulse duration, keeping epidermal temperature lower for more comfortable treatments. With a spot size greater than any laser, our patients are treated more quickly reducing discomfort.

According to a recent survey, as many as 50% of American women may be affected by varicose and spider veins. Fortunately, at the Health and Beauty Clinic in Clintwood, VA, we offer a variety of treatments to eliminate the appearance of these problems.

Spider veins spread like a spider's web, appearing as flat, red, blue or purple veins on the skin's surface. Varicose veins are larger, and located deeper under the skin's surface, appearing distended or raised above the skin. When one-way valves in the veins fail, blood no longer flows efficiently, causing veins to become enlarged and congested with blood.

A variety of issues are known to cause varicose and spider veins, including: heredity, hormones, and daily routines. Varicose veins can also be painful, causing cramping, burning, itching and swelling. In rare cases, varicose veins can also bleed. In severe cases, veins are surgically surgically or collapsed by using a catheter to deliver radio-frequency energy. Both methods require anesthetics and a long recovery.

In less servere cases, we provide an non-intrusive method of irradiating these unsightly and possibly, painful conditions: the laser vascular lesion removal treatment.

What is a vascular lesion?
When a blood vessel(s) expands below the skin, it is known as a vascular lesion. They appear red or purple in color, and come in many different forms, sizes and clusters anywhere on the body.

Causes of vein problems

Five key factors contribute to circulatory problems around midlife:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Prolonged standing or sitting
  • Poor nutrition
  • Excessive weight (over 20% above normal body weight)
  • Chronic constipation, causing straining with bowel movements

How does Laser therapy work?
Our high technology laser equipment can treat vascular lesions up to 4mm in diameter. The head, or part that touches the skin is cooled, providing comfort and minimal distress during the procedure.

Depending upon the size of the vascular lesion, these may be cleared with one treatment or they may require additional treatments to clear completely. Issues affecting the number of treatments include skin type, color, and severity of the lesion.

What to expect after treatment?
Normally, you may return to work that same day. The veins will become darker and more pronounced. After 7 to 10 days, this should clear and normal skin tones will be restored. For facial veins, make-up can be worn within seven days. Sunscreen is recommended for six weeks following treatment.

Is laser vascular lesion removal safe?
Our equipment is the latest technology and our trained staff have performed many such procedures. Most of our patients experience no side effects at all, although some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin has been observed in a few patients. Published studies report the risk of scarring is less than one percent. Most patients return to work immediately after treatment.

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