Vascular lesions affect a vast number of Americans, with nearly half of women experiencing spider veins. If broken blood vessels on your legs or face make you feel self-conscious, Humble Cardiology Associates provides CandelaⓇ laser treatment to address these unwanted veins. The therapy also corrects redness and veins due to rosacea. Call one of the convenient locations in Houston and Humble, Texas, or book a consultation online with vein specialist Madaiah Revana, MD, FACC.
Vascular lesions are a broad category of common skin conditions. These lesions may include:
Vascular lesions can develop at any age but tend to appear when you get older. Lesions affect both men and women and may look blue, red, or other colors, depending on the type of lesion.
Spider veins typically look like thin reddish or purple lines that twist or squiggle. Varicose veins often look ropelike and typically appear on the surface of your calves, thighs, and other areas.
Rosacea, a common skin disease that affects the face, may cause noticeable veins and redness that slowly spreads from your nose and cheeks to your chin and forehead.
Varicose veins and spider veins are caused by problems with the valves inside the veins that control blood flow. Normally, these valves open and close as blood travels through your veins and back toward your heart. However, when a valve doesn't shut properly, this causes blood to get stuck in your vein, creating a pool of blood that weakens the vein and makes it large and noticeable.
Experts aren't entirely sure what causes rosacea. They believe the condition may have something to do with your immune system or certain kinds of infections. Rosacea also may have a genetic component.
Laser treatment at Humble Cardiology Associates can destroy problematic veins on your legs and face. The practice offers Candela laser treatment for vascular lesions. This proven technology works by sending energy through the outer layer of your skin.
The energy heats the walls of your unwanted veins without harming surrounding tissues. Over time, the vascular lesion collapses and fades away. Your remaining blood vessels reroute blood flow to nearby veins.
Spider veins are also treated with the VeinGogh™ device, which uses repetitive bursts of energy that are sent into the veins to remove them.
You wear protective goggles during treatment. Your provider at Humble Cardiology Associates holds a handheld laser device over your unwanted lesion. You hear a clicking sound during treatment, but the laser therapy is generally painless. The laser energy targets the veins, making them disappear. You may need 2-3 sessions to remove your vascular lesion altogether.
If you’re ready to be free of vascular lesions, consider laser treatment from the team of medical experts at Humble Cardiology Associates. Call one of the convenient locations today or schedule a consultation online.