Vascular Lesion Treatment

While some common pigmented birthmarks are easy to hide, vascular birthmarks are harder to camouflage. Vascular lesions, including vascular birthmarks like port wine stains, often draw unwanted attention. The dermatology experts at our Greater Houston, TX, locations can help create a treatment plan to fade these unwanted discolorations.

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What Are Vascular Lesions?

Vascular lesions are abnormalities of the skin and underlying tissues. They include acquired lesions and those present at birth or shortly after birth (vascular birthmarks). Vascular lesions can result from an abundant number of large vessels forming underneath the skin. They come in many sizes and forms, including:

  • Port wine stains
  • Broken capillaries
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Hemangiomas

They can also appear in the form of keloids, lipomas, benign skin tumors, and atypical moles.

What Are the Treatments for Vascular Lesions?

Vascular lesions are long-lasting and do not go away on their own. There are various treatment options for those who want to fade the appearance of these lesions.

Vbeam Perfecta®

Vbeam Perfecta is a pulsed dye laser that can directly treat visible facial veins and vascular lesions. The device uses a beam of concentrated light to target blood vessels under the skin that create the lesion. The light heats the vessels, gradually destroying them while leaving the surrounding tissues intact and healthy.

Vbeam is suitable for nearly any area of the face or body. Most patients need little downtime after treatment and see noticeable results after 5 to 7 days.

Regenlite® Laser

Regenlite is a safe and discreet pulsed dye laser that can be used to treat dark marks, wrinkles, or scarring. Because it is gentler than many other skin resurfacing lasers, it is a great option for those who want a shorter recovery period.

The Regenlite procedure only takes a few minutes to perform, and patients can return home immediately after treatment. Results will continue to improve over the course of several months as more new collagen is produced.

Pulsed Dye ScleroLaser

The ScleroLaser is a versatile tool used to treat many different skin conditions, including vascular lesions such as spider veins, port wine stains, and hemangiomas.

Certain marks and veins may take more than one treatment session for the best possible results. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically performed by a laser technician, dermatologist, or aesthetician.

If you would like to learn more about treatments for vascular lesions, please request a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists at a Greater Houston, TX, location near you.