How Does The Vascular Lesions Treatment Work?
A: The ultimate goal of laser treatment of vascular lesions is the selective destruction of abnormal vessels by heating the vessel wall through the absorption of light by hemoglobin. The wavelength chosen should be selectively absorbed by hemoglobin, and the pulse length should be short enough to confine the heat to the blood vessels to prevent unwanted damage to adjacent tissue.
What are the different types of vascular lesions?
A: Vascular lesions include acquired lesions (eg, pyogenic granuloma) and those that are present at birth or arise shortly after birth (vascular birthmarks).
What should I expect after treatment?
A: The most common side effect is discoloration of the vein and bruising, or purpura (purplish discoloration), around the treated area. This will resolve within days after the treatment. Initially, you may have a “cat scratch” like appearance to the treated vessels for 1 – 2 days after the treatment. The treated area may be sensitive to the touch and feel as if there is a slight sun burn in that area. Most redness, swelling and sensitivity resolve within 2 – 3 days.
How soon will I see results?
A: Some vascular may show visible disappearance immediately while other destroyed vascular’s response may be less visible or lighter in appearance. Laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vascular to collapse, and over a period of time, your body will slowly re-absorb, similar to a bruise healing. This process can take place over a period of several weeks.