If you have visible veins or vascular lesions on your legs, face, or other areas and don’t like the way they look, covering them up with makeup may not be the best option. With laser vein-removal treatments at APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc, FAAN, can minimize features like spider veins, hemangiomas, and venous lakes. To find out if your vascular lesion is treatable with vein removal, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.
Vein removal is a type of procedure to remove or minimize veins that you can see on the surface of your skin or veins that bulge above your skin’s surface.
Features like these might not cause you any physical symptoms, but they can affect your skin’s appearance and cause you to gravitate toward full-coverage clothing, even if you’re spending the day in the sun.
At APMI Wellness Center, Dr. Eshkevari uses a handheld laser device to perform vein removal treatments. During the procedure, she points the device directly at the vascular lesion. It delivers a powerful burst of energy deep into your tissues and vein without harming your skin.
Once the energy from the laser device heats your targeted vein, the vein constricts and eventually collapses, so blood can no longer flow through it freely. You won’t experience prolonged irritation or bruising because of the treatment and there’s no downtime.
Vein removal can treat various vascular lesions that appear because of broken or compromised blood vessels. The list of common vascular lesions includes many types of red, blue, brown, or purple marks including:
Spider veins and varicose veins, two vascular lesions people commonly want to remove at APMI Wellness Center, are similar but not quite the same. Spider veins commonly appear on your face or legs and are tiny, weblike lesions. They often form because a small blood vessel has burst under pressure.
Varicose veins, on the other hand, are larger and usually bulging, and they almost exclusively appear on your legs. They develop when the valves within a vein, which close after blood flows upward, become too weak or damaged to perform their function. As a result, blood pools in these veins and causes them to expand.
Vascular lesions like spider veins, varicose veins, and hemangiomas rarely cause symptoms. Some of them can cause itching or mild irritation, but they’re usually a primarily cosmetic concern.
It’s entirely up to you whether or not to pursue vein removal at APMI Wellness Center. But you might choose to undergo the treatment if your vascular lesions make you feel self-conscious or if they regularly cause irritation from rubbing against your clothes.
Vein removal is a safe treatment that can minimize or fully eliminate discoloration and vascular lesions. To schedule a vein-removal consultation, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.