Telangiectasia is a condition in which dilated venules (small blood vessels) cause red, thread-like lines or patterns on the skin. These patterns, or telangiectasias, form gradually and often in groups. They are sometimes referred to as “spider veins” because of their fine, web-like appearance.
Vascular laser (or thermocoagulation or photosclerosis) is a quick and effective way to eliminate vascular lesions in any area of the body or face. Such vascular lesions include varicose veins, telangiectasias, couperose and rosacea, port-wine stains, hemangiomas and angiomas.
It is a treatment that allows red lesions to be eliminated quickly, comfortably and safely, since it does not interrupt the patient’s social and work life, and it corrects the blood vessels that caused the vascular lesion without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The vascular laser is recommended in patients who have red vascular lesions in any area o of the body, especially in the legs, where they cause more discomfort. However, they can also be applied to facial lesions (facial talangiectasias, facial erythema or others).
The laser light penetrates the superficial layers of the skin to reach the blood vessels below. Targeted blood vessels selectively absorb the lightning’s energy and are destroyed by the brief but intense heat created. The body gradually removes the damaged vessels to normalize the appearance of the skin.
The surrounding tissue is not affected because it does not selectively absorb this wavelength of light.
Vascular lasers are the ideal treatment for blood vessels and red spots close to the surface of the skin, especially on the face, neck and chest.
The treated skin will become red, similar to that produced by intense exercise, but will normally return to normal within a few hours. You may experience puffiness under the eyes if the upper cheeks have been treated and bruising may appear.
These side effects usually go away within a few days. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment.