Vascular Laser Treatments
Over time, many patients develop redness in their skin or uncomfortable vascular problems such as spider veins due to issues such as aging, genetics, and pregnancy. For many years, there was little that could be done about these unsightly areas, but thanks to the latest advances in skin technology, laser treatment is now available in Walnut Creek, CA that is highly effective as a non-surgical treatment for vascular issues. At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, Dr. M. Christine Lee uses a combination of skilled expertise and modern technologies to help patients achieve the smooth, clear skin they have been seeking.
Types of vascular issues that laser treatment can help
One of the best parts about laser therapy for redness treatment and vascular disease is the wide array of conditions that it can be used to treat. Patients with the following issues can achieve great results with laser treatment:
- Redness from facial capillaries
- Red scars on the body or face
- Spider veins in the legs or other areas
- Red stretch marks
- Port wine stains
- Red warts
How laser therapy works
Lasers are truly one of the best scientific advances that have occurred in the field of dermatology. Using precise wavelengths of light, lasers can target specific discolorations in the skin such as those caused by rosacea, scarring, and spider veins. The targeted light energy breaks down the redness and causes it to naturally dissipate. When spider veins are treated, they may appear darker for a few months before disappearing. Vascular surgery can be avoided with this non-invasive treatment for vascular disease.
Even better, the lasers promote your body’s natural collagen production processes, which result in overall toning and tightening of your skin in the treatment area as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What to expect during your treatment
The first step in using laser therapy to treat vascular issues in your skin is to schedule a consultation with Dr. M. Christine Lee to determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment. If you decide to proceed, then we will ask that you remove your makeup prior to the procedure and will provide you with protective eyewear to keep your eyes shielded from the laser before the treatment starts. Some patients will need to avoid certain medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen for a week before their treatment.
No anesthesia is typically necessary prior to the laser therapy. Most patients describe the sensation as a rubber band lightly snapping on the skin, but it is not too uncomfortable. The total time the laser therapy takes depends on the treatment area, but the procedure is often done within as little as 15 minutes.
After your treatment is complete, you may feel a mild burning sensation like a sunburn, but this typically goes away within a short time. You will need to avoid intense sun exposure during the recovery period but will be free to wear make-up. If you received treatment for spider veins, compression stockings may be necessary for a certain timeframe after your procedure. We will give you detailed aftercare instructions, so you know how to take care of your skin post-treatment.
Schedule a consultation to learn more
If you are tired of suffering from the discomfort of spider veins or the embarrassment of redness caused by vascular issues in your face or other areas of your body, we encourage you to call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to schedule a consultation. Dr. M. Christine Lee will conduct a thorough evaluation and discuss your treatment options, as well as answer any questions that you have about the recommended procedure. Call our office, conveniently located in Walnut Creek, CA, at (925) 528-0117 today!