Vascular lesions are the result of blood vessels which form directly under the skin. And because vascular lesions are visible underneath the skin, they are often a cosmetic concern.
Common types of vascular lesions include:
- Rosacea – a common disorder that mainly affects skin on the face. While it is typically characterized by harmless cosmetic symptoms, such as redness in the face, some patients also complain of heating or discomfort when they flush. Triggers of rosacea episodes can include strenuous exercise, temperature extremes, alcohol and spicy foods.
- “Port-wine stains” – a type of red or purple birthmark made of dilated blood capillaries. They often appear on the face and do not fade unless they are treated. Non‐laser treatment of port wine stains has included radiation, freezing and surgery, often resulting in pain and scarring.
- Hemangiomas – (also commonly called a “birth mark”) a tumor (which is usually benign) which is composed of blood vessels, and typically occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin.
- Cherry angiomas – small red bumps that appear spontaneously on the skin. They typically appear in middle age and will proliferate. Non‐laser treatment of cherry angiomas includes cryosurgery and electrosurgery.
- Telangiectasia (also known as broken capillaries, or spider veins) – tiny broken blood vessels that are permanently fixed in the dilated state. While they usually do not present a medical issue, they do create a cosmetic concern as they can take on the appearance of fine red lines coursing through the surface of the facial skin.
These visible vascular lesions do not fade away naturally, but safe and effective laser treatments are available that can improve your appearance.
Jennifer may recommend treating your vascular lesions with one of the following safe and effective laser treatment methods.
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