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Laser treatment is the quickest and most effective way to address broken blood vessels, the visibly enlarged blood vessels that appear on the face and other parts of the body. They are fine, red veins that are most commonly located on the nose, chin or cheeks and generally appear as a result of aging, pregnancy, childbirth, use of birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, sun damage, and/or Rosacea.
For Broken Blood Vessels
With laser treatment, the visible blood vessels are safely removed by light that is absorbed by the blood. The vessel may disappear immediately or over time, and the skin’s natural appearance is restored. Another benefit of laser treatment is that it does not damage the surrounding skin.
For the patient’s comfort, the vessel is cooled prior to laser treatment. Small veins require a single treatment for repair. Larger veins may require multiple treatments.
Temporary bruising may result from treatments, and this discoloration can last anywhere from 5 to 14 days depending on the location and size of the vessel being treated. The use of sunscreen on the treated area is recommended for maximum outcomes.
For Vascular Lesions
Vascular lesions include broken blood vessels on the face, unsightly veins on the legs, spider nevi, hemangiomas and certain birth marks such as port wine stains. They are the effect of an alteration in size and form of multiple blood vessels. While they may be displeasing in appearance, vascular lesions have no effect on normal bodily function. They become problematic when they grow in proportion to total body growth. Some physicians treat vascular lesions to prevent them from spreading, or to make them less noticeable. Other physicians chose not to treat the lesions unless they cause functional problems.
In any case, the best treatment for vascular lesions is laser treatment, though this is highly dependent on the location, extent, and rate of growth of the lesion. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Phototherapy is a common procedure used to treat these skin irregularities when they are mild. . The Nd:YAG laser is used to specifically target the irregular vessels. Dr. Moradzadeh is highly skilled in all of these laser procedures.
Understanding the Procedure
In laser treatment, the lesions are removed by light absorbed by the blood. The multiple vessels causing the irregularity disappear over time, and the skin’s natural appearance is restored. For the patient’s comfort, Dr. Moradzadeh uses a built in cooling device prior to each laser pulse.
Large lesions may require multiple treatments for full repair, but in most cases a single treatment will suffice. Laser treatment has very few side effects. Temporary discoloration of the affected skin may result, and this discoloration can last anywhere from 5 to 14 days depending on the location, size, and type of lesion being treated. The use of sunscreen on the treated area is recommended for optimal results.