Vascular Lesion Treatments – Cosmetic Procedures
When blood vessels form directly under the skin, they can cause vascular lesions. The resulting redness may appear in numerous shapes and sizes anywhere on the body. Vascular lesions, which include such skin abnormalities as cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, port wine stains and broken capillaries do not go away on their own. They can darken over time or even spread. Most vascular lesions are considered harmless, but in some cases, they can interfere with normal, healthy function and affect a person’s breathing or vision.
Vascular lesion treatments can restore your skin tone and help boost your self-confidence. Our Houston cosmetic surgeon uses concentrated light energy to target the blood vessels causing the discoloration. As the light is converted into heat, the abnormal blood vessels will be destroyed, and the normal skin tone is left unaltered. Lasers can be used to reduce or eliminate mild to severe discolorations and rejuvenate skin texture and elasticity as well.
Our Houston clinic offers laser skin treatments, which precisely target skin discolorations and carry with them a reduced risk of post-procedure bruising, infection or swelling. Anesthetic is not generally required for these kinds of facial treatments, and the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. Using a laser to treat cherry angiomas, birth marks or as an alternative to traditional rosacea treatments can help you avoid more invasive procedures or surgery.