SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL
WHAT IS A SPIDER VEIN?
Spider veins begin to form when there is too much pressure on your circulatory system and blood cannot be pushed through veins fast enough, so the body steps in a formulates little vein passageways in order to come to equilibrium with the pressure. However, we here at DermaFashion understand that these little veins might not look very attractive, and we will try our best to help you find your beauty again.
HOW DO YOU TREAT SPIDER VEINS?
Nearly 50% of the adult population suffers from undesirable vein diseases and the most common form is spider vein. DermaFashion Medical spa provides a safe and highly effective solution for spider vein removal. The “Cutera Excel” combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system. It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Cutera Excel systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your medical professional about your specific condition.
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera Excel.
Although some patients report a few side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with a medical professional at DermaFashion for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
CHERRY ANGIOMA REMOVAL
WHAT IS IT?
A cherry angioma is a collection of capillaries on the surface of the skin. This proliferation of tiny blood vessels (i.e. capillaries) is the most common form of angioma and is benign, harmless, and unrelated to cancer although it can be aesthetically bothersome. They can develop almost anywhere on the body but mostly appear on the trunk, arms, upper legs, and torso.
WHO CAN GET THEM?
Cherry angiomas affect middle age adults with higher regularity, and therefore the frequency of growth can increase as age increases. Younger people and children will rarely experience cherry angioma growth, and the average age to begin noticing papules is around age 30. Otherwise, there is not any difference across sexes or ethnicities.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
These growths are small, normally ranging from 2 mm – 1 cm in diameter. They characteristically appear in a distinctive bright red hue due to the broken blood vessels in the growth. They grow in a rounded or oval shape, and are uniformly flat when beginning to bud but can become raised on the skin as they grow larger.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The exact underlying cause of a cherry angioma is still not clearly understood, but they have been linked to genetics, pregnancy, and exposure to certain chemicals. They typically form as branches of pre-existing blood vessels, although some have been a result of new vessel formation.
While generally harmless, due to the fact that the growth consists of multiple tiny blood vessels, it will bleed quite a bit if it happens to be bumped, scratched, or damaged in any way, and this regularity of bleeding can become a problem.
Cherry angiomas, generally removed for cosmetic purposes more than anything else, can be targeted and cleared with a laser therapy here at DermaFashion Medical Spa. Through this laser treatment, the capillaries can be broken down and eventually destroyed so that skin can return to its former glory.