WHAT ARE VASCULAR LESIONS?
Vascular lesions are common abnormalities of the skin and underlying tissues, leaving pigmentation on the body also known as birthmarks. Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath the skin. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and can be found all over the face and body. Although the causes of vascular lesions are unknown, scientists believe that they are most often a result of clusters of blood vessel growths developed at birth but may not have a noticeable appearance for weeks and sometimes years.
These superficial haemangiomas are typically a bright red colour and frequently grow outward on top of the skin surface, whereas deeper lesions look more like a bruise on the skin with a soft tissue mass beneath it. Laser treatment is one of the best options for treating vascular lesions on the face. They are one of the most common bumps on adult skin, and although they are harmless, they can be an annoying skin problem for most people.
If you suffer from any vascular lesions, pigmented lesions (birthmarks) our Savant Specialist can advise you on the best treatment for your skin so that you can reach your beauty goals.
The term vascular lesions cover an array of irregularities that result from an overproduction of very small capillaries at, or on top of, the skin surface. They are caused by several factors, the main causes being:
- UV exposure
- Conditions such as rosacea.
- They can also be congenital.
There are various skin lesions that are very common and benign (non-cancerous) the list includes:
- Port Wine Stains: Is a type of vascular birthmark caused by abnormal development of blood vessels in the skin. A port-wine stain is sometimes referred to as a capillary malformation.This can appear anywhere on the body and it looks like a flat, red or purple mark on the skin that is usually present at birth. The port-wine stain may become thicker and darken over time.
- Spider Angioma: also known as spider naevus or spider telangiectasia, is a vascular lesion characterized by a collection of small, dilated blood vessels clustered very close to the surface of the skin. The lesion contains a central, red spot and reddish extensions which radiate outward like a spider’s web.
- Cherry Angioma: Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop in most areas of your body. They’re usually found in people aged 30 and older. Angiomas are benign tumors that result from an overgrowth of capillaries (small blood vessels) which give them a reddish appearance.
- Haemangioma: A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that form a lump under the skin. They’re sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’ because the surface of a haemangioma can look like the surface of a strawberry. Superficial Haemangioma is typically a raised, bright red area of skin and can feel quite warm to touch because the abnormal blood vessels are close to the surface.
- Facial Telangiectasias: are dilated vessels appearing superficially in the dermis mostly on the alae nasi.
- Periocular Vessel: Are smaller blood vessels that can be found around the eye area and these can appear as red or blue veins.
We provide the best vascular lesion treatment at our clinic. If you struggle with any of these skin lesions, our Savant specialists will be able to target these specific areas and permanently remove vascular lesions from the skin.
HOW CAN WE HELP
We treat these indications with a variety of treatments using Cryotherapy or Laser therapy (RuVy Touch), and the choice of the treatment depends on the consultation. Laser therapy is an effective treatment for removing pigment from the skin, such as freckles or lesions. This procedure will be done by the doctor to help improve the appearance of your skin. Flawless skin can be achieved in seconds with minimal invasion and without the need for injections. More complex lesions should be examined first and treated by a suitably qualified medical professional, so you may wish to speak to your GP about them first. Patients that experience irritation, discomfort and want to get rid of bumps on their skin can opt for treatment.
- Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment for vascular lesions and is safe for all (including children and young adults).
- Including consultation and prep, the treatment time is 30-45 mins, depending on the size of the area.
- On average, 1-3 treatments are required at the 4-6 week interval.
- Several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light.
- There is no downtime or pain experienced for treating vascular lesions
Our experts will be able to advise you and help you achieve smoother and lesion free skin.
NEED TO KNOW
- You may experience redness and a transient burning sensation, but this will resolve in 24hrs.
- There may be crust formation which will fall off naturally.
- The treated area may appear slightly dark, but this will resolve within a few days.
- Makeup must be removed prior to treatment.
- Skin must not be tanned prior to or during and after the treatment.
- Daily moisturiser must be applied.
- Must avoid the sun and any form of tanning 30 days before and after treatment period.
- It is better to avoid smoking in the 4hrs prior to treatment.
- SPF must be used at all times for up to 30 days after treatment.
- No anaesthetics are required.
BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
Here at Salon Savant, we follow the best practices to make your journey as smooth as possible and ensure exceptional results for every treatment. Our experienced therapists will ensure that your vascular lesions will be treated carefully and successfully removed. Depending on what treatment is suitable for you, the choice of the treatment will be decided upon initial consultation and can be had on the same appointment.
If you wish to improve your skin’s appearance and get rid of your vascular lesions. Book a consultation for skin lesion treatment with our skin specialist.