Veins and Vascular Lesions

Vascular lesions refer to visible imperfections on the skin caused by broken capillaries and discoloration of blood vessels that can be seen from underneath the skin. These lesions include spider veins, birthmarks, varicose veins, and rosacea. These imperfections are caused by genetic anomalies, damage from UVB and UVA rays of the sun, and skin ageing. Vascular lesions vary in shade, shape, size, and prominence in various areas of the body.

How Does the Treatment for Vascular Lesions Work?

The treatment for minimizing vascular lesions and veins adhere to the principle of selective photothermolysis provided that the right therapeutic wavelength is administered to the skin. Light energy will then be absorbed by haemoglobin which serves as the chromophore of the skin. Haemoglobin converts the laser energy into heat that helps to break down coagulated blood. While this process is in progress, the surrounding skin is left unaffected and steered clear of potential damage.

Depending on the client’s skin type, one or more sessions may be needed in order to achieve clearer skin. The right parameters are to be applied, and these include the correct pulse width, fluence, and the rate of energy repetition while ensuring the maximum comfort of the client. Not many devices promise adjustable parameters for lesions removal. For the treatment of darker skin, stringent care is to be taken in order to prevent burning because melanin concentration is directly proportional to the counteracting chromophores of the skin.