For many years, the available treatments for dealing with vascular disorders were painful and not very effective. Today, the vascular laser is used as an alternative to these options, with much better results. While there is still some discomfort caused by the laser, it is a fraction of what it used to be. What exactly does a vascular laser do, though?
Vascular disorders can include port-wine stain birthmarks, rosacea, infantile hemangiomas, and telangiectasias, or spider veins, among other conditions. The common thread is that all of these conditions involve issues with the blood vessels. Our Tarzana skin doctor uses the vascular laser to target and destroy these problem blood vessels using intense heat. Once the blood vessel is destroyed, the body will naturally remove the damaged tissue. Any bruising that occurs will usually fade at a normal rate. A vascular laser is able to target blood vessels with great precision, so it is very rare for there to be any damage to adjacent tissue.
It is hard to estimate the number of vascular laser treatments that any given patient will need in order to achieve their desired results. In the end, some improvement can normally be expected even after the first session. If you have any questions about whether or not vascular laser treatment is right for you, contact our expert in vascular laser in Tarzana today to set up a consultation.