Vascular Lesions

vascular lesions

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

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.

At First Ave Medical Spa we use the GentleMax Pro system to treat vascular lesions. The Gentle Max Pro system uses laser technology, directing powerful yet gentle light-based energy into the skin. The laser targets the treatment area, causing the blood inside it to coagulate. Over time, the vein collapses and eventually disappears.

Because the laser energy is directed toward the vein, the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. Patients report that laser pulses deliver a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Discomfort is further minimized by GentleMax Pro’s patented DCD™ cooling device, which releases cooling bursts of cryogen with each laser pulse.

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