Have you ever heard of pigmented lesions? These are spots and growths on the skin that occur due to melanocytes, which create the pigment (melanin) in our skin. Some examples of these include age spots or freckles. Melanocyte cells play a vital role in providing coloration to our bodies!
These spots of skin discoloration, often called birthmarks, stork bites, port wine stains or salmon patches can range from a deep purple to bright red color. Yet as you age and your body matures the vascular lesion will steadily fade away.
Port wine stains are red or pink marks that appear on the surface of the skin. They typically occur in newborns but can also appear later in life. Spider angiomas are small, round spots with a central area filled with blood vessels and radiating spider-like veins. Hemangiomas, on the other hand, are raised and can appear anywhere on the body.
Vascular lesions are slightly different from pigmented lesions in that they are caused by abnormal blood vessels rather than melanocytes. These lesions can appear as small, red or purplish spots on the skin and may also be raised. They can range from minor to severe and can cause discomfort if left untreated. Some common examples of vascular lesions are port wine stains, spider angiomas, and hemangiomas.
Treating vascular lesions is important in order to improve their appearance and reduce discomfort when they become larger or more painful. Treatment options include IPL laser therapy, topical creams, or injections depending on the severity of the lesion.
When it comes to vascular lesions, prevention is key! Keeping skin hydrated and wearing sunscreen can help prevent them from forming. Additionally, being mindful of any new spots or changes on the skin can help in the early detection and treatment of these lesions.
Laser therapy is a more gentle alternative to treating pigmented and vascular anomalies of the skin. This method helps impede the growth of lesions that can otherwise cause disfigurement or impaired functionality if left untreated.
Have you ever wondered how Vascular Lesions treatment works? It is done by exposing a targeted area to brief yet intense pulses of visible light, significantly raising the temperature in the concentrated hemoglobin region. This process damages and shatters the vessel walls before they are reabsorbed by your body – resulting in a less noticeable appearance.
As one of the premier esthetic clinics in Vancouver we specialize in remedying a wide range of vascular and pigmented lesions. These include telangiectasia, erythema, rosacea, broken capillaries, dyschromia, solar lentigo, mottled pigmentation melasma and poikiloderma – all tailored to clients of any age or skin type.
Our cutting-edge laser tools have been gaining immense popularity recently due to their pulsed light therapy. This process targets the affected areas with precise beams of light, causing coagulation in the underlying blood vessels and breaking down pigmented lesions into tiny particles that subsequently fade away or flake off as scabs within one to two weeks.
Pulsed light technology stands out from dermabrasion, laser resurfacing and chemical peels as it is a safe, effective and swift approach to treating lesions with no adverse side effects – all while reviving your skin’s complexion for a younger-looking texture without the need for any recovery time.
Voko Beauti offers competitive rates for our treatments. We understand that these services can be costly, so we work hard to provide realistic and affordable solutions for all skin types. Please contact us for a personalized quote tailored to your unique needs.
At Voko Beauti in Vancouver, BC, we provide the best possible care for your individual needs. Our in-depth consultations and detailed treatment plans help ensure that you receive the best results with minimal discomfort and downtime – all while being mindful of your scheduling, budget and personal preferences.
The applied pulse light targets the hemoglobin in the blood, breaking it down into particles that are then naturally removed by your body's lymphatic system.