Vascular lesions can have a devastating impact on your appearance. They can appear in the form of veins that are visible through the skin. They can look like interwoven lines in the form of spider veins. Many people struggle with rosacea and the constant or periodic redness it causes as well. If you are impacted by vascular abnormalities, you should check with our team about the use of IPL therapy as a treatment option.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It is a type of therapy that uses concentrated pulses of light that are directed into the skin in order to produce favorable results. During the treatment, a special wand is passed across the surface of the skin above the areas that need the therapy.
Spider veins form in smaller vessels. Unlike varicose veins that form almost exclusively in the legs, spider veins can form on the legs, face or chest. They typically do not produce symptoms like itching, aching or burning the way varicose veins do. Instead, their impact is limited to that of an aesthetic nature, except in rare cases. They can be blue, purple or red. They also can resemble a spider web or even the legs of a spider the way they weave together and have sharp, jagged turns. Rosacea is another condition that causes facial redness. While the exact cause is not known, it does seem to be vascular in nature.
If you are looking or a non-invasive way to treat your vascular lesions, IPL therapy may be your answer. It is less intense than laser therapy, even though it still uses light pulses to do its work. Most people do not need any type of anesthesia to undergo IPL therapy.
After your therapy session, you can immediately return to your normal activities. It is done in the comfort of our office, and you can even schedule it around your other activities if you wish. Side effects are minimal and short-lived.
During an appointment at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton or Sarasota, our specialist can evaluate your vascular lesions and give you a better idea of the results you can expect when you choose IPL therapy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.