Vascular lesions are common and harmless, but it’s completely normal to look for cosmetic treatment options. If you’re hoping to achieve clear skin, then some professional help is the best way to reduce the appearance of vascular lesions like birth marks, red spots, port wine stains, and hemangiomas on the skin. At our Beverly Hills office, we can offer a variety of options that suit you and your goals best.
What Causes Vascular Lesions?
Vascular lesions are most common formed during embryonic development. This happens because arteries and veins develop abnormally, creating red spots on the skin. They occur most commonly on the head and neck, and most people have at least one vascular lesion like a birth mark. They can sometimes be hereditary, meaning some people are more likely to have them or pass them on.
What are My Options for Vascular Lesions?
We offer a variety of treatment options for vascular lesions at our Beverly Hills office. Read more about our best treatments:
A Q-Switched laser uses light energy to target blood vessels and damage the pigmented cells, allowing the body to absorb them through its metabolic system. Over time, the lesion fades, leaving behind clear skin. This usually requires a few treatment sessions before final results emerge.
Sometimes, visible veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. This option uses a specialized solution injected into inpidual veins to cause them to collapse and be absorbed into the body. This causes the veins to fade from the surface of the skin over time.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is another laser option that can effectively treat vascular lesions by targeting pigment. It can also effectively treat conditions like rosacea and visible blood vessels with regular treatment sessions.