The effects of vascular (blood vessel) issues manifest themselves in many ways, but none so aesthetically as those that impact your skin and, subsequently, your appearance. If you have issues with your veins, you know how they also affect you emotionally. Since swollen or broken blood vessels commonly appear on your face, it can impact your professional and social life. Even if your unsightly veins are confined to your legs, it can affect what you wear to work, out on the town, or on one of the beaches of Honolulu. Fortunately, there is an effective vein treatment available!
But how do you know which vascular laser treatment is right for your condition? To find out, you need the attention of a Honolulu cosmetic dermatologist. Make sure to contact Dr. Kory Kitagawa and the rest of our staff at Kitagawa Dermatology for a thorough evaluation. We are experts in medical and cosmetic dermatology and we are proud to provide a variety of treatments for your vein issues, including VBeam pulsed dye laser treatment.
What is the VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser?
VBeam pulsed dye laser (PDL) beams an intense ray of light into a targeted area of your skin. It’s so safe and precise that the surrounding tissue is untouched. The area with the broken veins absorbs the laser heat energy, but the pulses are so short that the heat doesn’t last long enough to spread and damage adjacent tissue.
This innovative vascular laser treatment zeroes in on your hemoglobin, the red protein within your blood vessels, which helps to dissolve them more effectively. It’s much less invasive than other procedures, which means less risk of scarring and bruising. VBeam also stimulates your skin’s collagen-producing properties, which speeds up as well as supports your body’s healing process.
Laser Treatment Results
VBeam operates at a single wavelength (595 nm), ideal for dissolving larger broken blood vessels more effectively. Yet, it’s a versatile laser: it has several attachments of varying sizes to treat vessels that not only appear as red dots but also as regular linear blood vessels. It can also treat vessels at different depths. This distinguishes VBeam from other laser treatments that are limited to smaller blood vessels and overall redness but not to red dots or larger vessels. VBeam is also safe and virtually painless. With each pulse of light, a cooling spray protects your skin and prevents it from overheating.
How many vein treatment sessions you will need to undergo depends on the severity of your condition, among other factors. In general, though, VBeam laser treatment is ideal for larger broken vessels and rosacea, with noticeable improvement of 50-75% of the issue after 3-5 sessions followed by once-yearly VBeam follow-ups for maintenance.
However, for your particular condition, you’ll need to contact Kitagawa Dermatology to find out how many laser treatment sessions you’ll need. You’ll also need to know this: with various vascular laser treatments available, how do you know that VBeam will work for you?
Do You Have Veins Around Your Nose?
Broken veins around your nose and in your cheeks make you look older than you are. The walls of your blood vessels have become weak and damaged, causing them to become visible on the surface of your skin.
Fortunately, VBeam PDL therapy is highly effective for eliminating broken or dilated blood vessels in areas around your nose and cheeks. A single VBeam laser treatment is frequently enough, although the severity and breadth of your condition also determine the exact number you need. For many patients, yearly VBeam maintenance sessions are highly recommended to keep up your youthful appearance.
Do You Have Rosacea?
The symptoms of rosacea include inflamed, dilated blood vessels, especially if the condition is untreated. The vessels often spread out like tiny spiderwebs, hence the term spider veins. They can continue their progressive branching growth pattern over time, which can make you look older than your real age. VBeam laser treatment can dissolve these branching facial veins and leave you with clearer, smoother skin, and a more rejuvenated appearance.
Learn more about the skin disease rosacea at WebMD.com.
Do You Have Cherry Angiomas?
A cherry angioma is a small red growth on your skin. It is a collection of clumped blood vessels that have formed into a circular shape. It is usually benign and painless, but it’s often unsightly or can distract from your natural beauty if you have these facial veins in conspicuous locations.
The VBeam pulsed dye laser is ideal for red spot removal. The laser can penetrate into the spot and dissolve the tangled vessels to leave you with clear, smooth skin and no more noticeable facial veins.
If you have any of the above vascular issues, then VBeam vein treatment will work wonders for your condition.
Contact Kitagawa Dermatology to Learn More about Laser Therapy
Vascular irregularities can result in unsightly skin and affect its texture and tone, as well. Even if the issue is merely cosmetic and not risky to your health, such irregularities can have an adverse effect on you. Solve these issues with VBeam laser treatment from the expert staff at Kitagawa Dermatology. The laser treatment is safe, the technology effective, and Dr. Kitagawa is skilled at administering the treatment. Contact our caring, experienced staff today by calling 808.533.4434 or visiting us online. Or stop by our office in the Kuakini Medical Plaza in Honolulu for your VBeam treatment!