Spider Veins & Vascular Lesions Treatment Sydney- GentleMax Pro
Spider veins and vascular lesions are the web of visible blood vessels that commonly present themselves around the nose or on the legs but can appear anywhere on the body. Spider vein (telangiectasias) is one of many skin disorders called Vascular Lesions.Other vascular lesions that patients can acquire from birth or as you get older are spider nevi, cherry angiomas, venous lakes (lips) and defused redness (rosy cheeks). Skin care and peels can not treat these conditions.
Only specific laser treatment can clear these. Spider veins and vascular lesions is a relatively easy and inexpensive condition to resolve.
What are Vascular Lesions?
Vascular lesions is the umbrella term for both congenital and acquired malformations of capillaries, veins, lymphatic vessels and arteries. These present themselves as visible red, purple or blue vessels on the nose, face, neck and legs in a variety of shape and sizes.Spider Veins is a type of vascular lesions that are tiny cluster of tiny blood vessels that are acquired over time and appear just beneath the surface of the skin. They are normally red, blue or purple and resemble spider webs that are commonly on the face and legs.
Once vascular lesions appear will not resolve themselves and require laser treatment to clear them.
The Causes of Vascular Lesions
Veins return blood back to the heart and normally travels in the one direction. Weak or abnormal structure of the valve in the blood vessel cause the vascular lesion. The compromised valve allows the blood to flow back into the vein and the pooling of the blood causes pressure on the vein. Over time this pressure weakens the blood vessel thereby the enlargement of the blood vessel causing the vascular lesions. Vascular lesions normally do not pose any health risks and the only negative aspect is the undesirable appearance. In rare cases vascular lesions can cause skin ulcers.
Some of factors that contribute to acquiring vascular lesions:
- Weak valves / venous insufficiency
- Inherited factors
- Hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
- Taking birth control pills
- Sun exposure (or wind exposure)
- Injury / trauma to the skin
- Standing for long periods of time
GentleMax Pro Laser– Effective Vascular Lesion Treatment
- Absorption of the unique Nd:YAG long pulse 1064nm or 755nm laser heats up the hemoglobin on the treated areas.
- Heat transfers to the damaged blood vessel walls causing contraction and destroying the blood vessel.
- Destroyed blood vessel is eliminated by phagocytosis (body’s waste system via the immune system).
The number of sessions depends on the severity but can range from 2 to 4 treatments to achieve clearance. In many cases the visible signs of improvement can be immediate. The vascular lesion may reoccur over time, maintenance of single treatments only is required when the first signs of redness appear.
GentleMax Pro– Vascular Lesion Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
Most people find this treatment extremely comfortable and there is really no pain. The laser is used to heat the area of the vascular lesion. Overall it is a very comfortable treatment.
Is it a safe treatment?
Eden Skin Clinic use FDA approved device called GentleMax Pro, this is the latest generation laser. This is 100% safe and many thousands of treatments have been performed over the years. Syneron Candela have perfected this technology to treat vascular lesions.
How many treatments are required
The average number is between 3-6 treatments. In some cases you see the vascular lesion improve immediately.
What is the downtime or recovery after a treatment?
There is no real downtime after a treatment. There is a bit of redness and heat on the face after the treatment. This will ease within a few hours. The laser is not disrupting the integrity of the skin therefore there isn’t any skin heating. The laser heats the hemoglobin and the stimulated circulatory system clears the affected area. There isn’t any noticeable sign of healing as the healing is under the skin.
How much does vascular lesion removal cost?
The cost of your vascular lesion treatment will depend on many factors but starts from only $75. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for cellulite reduction Sydney, alternatively you can book a free vascular lesion management consultation to get personalised treatment information for your skin type and cellulite class.
Spider Vein & Vascular Lesions Treatment Before & After Photos
What’s The Next Step?
If you already have an appointment booked at Eden Skin Clinic, you can easily add a free skin treatment management consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 8020 5800 or click on one of the buttons below to make an enquiry or book a free consultation online.