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What are vascular lesions?

A large majority of skin conditions are the result of abnormal blood vessels. These conditions include port-wine birthmarks, angiomas, hemangiomas, spider veins on the face and legs, inflammatory acne, psoriasis, and warts. Some conditions, such as fine wrinkles and uneven pigmentation, result from extensive sun damage. All of these conditions can be treated with a vascular laser.

Vascular lesions are visible through the skin blood vessels. The harmless lesions look blood-colored, with either a red or purplish hue. Standard types of vascular lesions include spider veins, telangiectasia, port wine stains, and hemangioma. They are especially common on the face or legs but can occur on almost any part of the body.

There are many causes of vascular lesions, and they often appear as a side effect of aging. As such, laser treatment of vascular lesions has become a popular cosmetic procedure for people concerned about their skin appearance.

What is the treatment for spider veins?

The best treatment for spider veins is a vascular laser. Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins. Laser therapy has been used in the medicine for more than 30 years. The laser uses a focused beam of light. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of light is targeted to the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.