Rosacea and Spider Veins
Anyone who has experienced conditions like rosacea or spider veins of the face knows how embarrassing they can be. Although they are two distinct conditions, the technical term for the underlying cause of both rosacea and spider veins is called telangiectasia. This literally translates to “the stretching out of the very end of the blood vessel.” The result in both cases is the appearance of red lines or clusters of red lines just under the surface of the skin. Fortunately, laser treatments are extremely effective for eliminating both rosacea and spider veins. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today. Our medical director, Dr. Mehul Shah, can review your situation and recommend the best Rosacea and Spider Vein treatment for your particular situation.
Laser Treatment for Rosacea and Spider Veins
Our laser treatment delivers pulses of energy directly to the capillaries, small arteries, and veins. The heat generated by each pulse is absorbed by the targeted tissue, causing the offending blood vessels to coagulate and shrink. This can permanently erase the appearance of spider veins and rosacea, although these conditions can still recur if proper steps are not taken to avoid sun exposure or other contributing factors.
Treating Rosacea and Spider Veins with Lasers
During treatment, a special hand held device is passed over the affected skin. With each pulse of light, a cooling device sprays the skin with a cooling agent. This helps protect the skin and diminishes discomfort for the patient. In fact, no anesthesia is required during this procedure. Complete reduction of spider veins or rosacea may take two or more treatments.
Recovery from Rosacea and Spider Vein Treatments
Thanks to advances in laser technology, there is no downtime after undergoing these laser treatments. Older methods had a tendency to cause the blood vessels to explode, leaving unsightly bruises. Newer lasers modulate the peak energy and the duration of the pulse in order to avoid this problem. The result is a face free from spider veins and rosacea that you can show off right after treatment.
Results from Rosacea and Spider Vein Treatments
In order to get the most out of your laser treatment, it is important to avoid the situations that contribute to the formation of rosacea and spider veins. That means avoiding sun exposure and tanning salons. When you do go outside, it is important to protect your skin with sun block for both UVA and UVB rays. Failing to do so can cause your condition to recur even after a successful treatment.
Schedule Your Rosacea and Spider Veins Treatment
To learn if laser treatment is appropriate for your rosacea or spider veins, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah. He can evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment of these unsightly blood vessels. Contact us and schedule a session to get the best Rosacea and Spider Vein Treatment Philadelphia has to offer.
My experience with Dr. Shah has been nothing short of amazing for my Varicose Veins.
He and his medical assistants/receptionists are professional, courteous, caring, experienced, and thorough – they treat you like a friend or family member, not just another patient.
Dr. Shah also prides himself on being punctual so, unlike most visits to a doctor’s office, the wait is pleasantly brief – for the most part, if you’re on time, he’s on time.
I wouldn’t hesitate to see Dr. Shah again for any of the numerous procedures he performs, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone seeking his type of expertise.