Vascular Laser Treatmentin Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR

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You can get rid of those spider veins on your body with vascular laser treatment.

Vascular lesions impact about half of all the women resulting from aging, pregnancy or sun damage. Vascular laser treatment can deal with facial or leg veins, or other conditions such as angiomas, rosacea, or venous lakes. It will diminish and remove unwanted skin conditions with visible blood vessels.

What is Vascular Laser treatment?

Vascular laser treatment is a cosmetic procedure that emits a particular wavelength of light absorbed by the hemoglobin (red pigment) in the blood vessels. The procedure delivers a surge of light into targeted blood vessels in the skin causing the blood to solidify and, over a few weeks, absorbed by the body. A vascular laser treatment can remove vascular blemishes without causing damage to the surrounding skin.

Procedure for Vascular Laser

A vascular-laser treatment is a fairly straightforward and safe procedure that can take up to an hour depending on the size of the targeted area and the severity of the problem. It usually takes several treatments to completely get rid of an issue and get the desired results.

During the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort like a flicking of a rubber band against your skin. The laser is directed at the red blood cell molecule where the blast of energy is absorbed and converted into heat, destroying the cells in the target area, and getting rid of vascular lesions like spider veins. It does this without impacting other cells surrounding the area. Some lasers have longer wavelengths that allow reaching deeper layers of skin.

There are many conditions that can be treated by a vascular laser procedure, including:

  • Rosacea
  • Warts
  • Leg veins
  • Early scars
  • Spider veins
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Broken capillaries
  • Red stretch marks
  • Redness in acne scars
  • Infantile hemangiomas
  • Port-wine stain birthmarks
  • Redness of the face and neck
  • Telangiectasias (tiny red blood vessels) in rosacea and sun-damaged skin
  • Angiomas (harmless growths composed of blood vessels)
  • Venous lakes (tiny blue spots are often seen on the face)

Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, we care about providing the best service, the most comprehensive aesthetic care and exceptional results in a comfortable environment. Dr. Workman is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has an extensive safety record, having performed more than 400 procedures last year.

He takes the time to review your medical history, do a physical examination, and discuss your expectations to meet your particular needs. If you are seeking one of the best vascular lasers treatments in Vancouver, look no further than The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (360) 896-6000 to schedule a consultation or complete the online contact form to inquire about an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for Vascular Laser?

Anyone looking to deal with skin conditions, such as varicose veins, that make you feel self-conscious, may be a good candidate for vascular laser treatment. As long as you are in good physical health, preferably a nonsmoker, and have no blood vessel diseases, you can get laser therapy.

Vascular laser treatment may not be appropriate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active infection or a history of keloid scars, or a medical condition that causes sensitivity to light.

How many Vascular Laser treatments will I need?

It depends on the specific area to be treated and the severity of the problem. On average, most patients need up to three treatment sessions, roughly a month apart, for the best results.

Is Vascular Laser treatment painful?

A Vascular Laser procedure is not painful, but you may experience a mild discomfort or a slight stinging sensation when the laser penetrates your skin. Although available, local anesthesia is rarely required for this procedure.

What is the recovery time for a Vascular Laser treatment?

There may be a bump on your skin for a few hours, or you may notice bruising of your skin for up to a week. You can use makeup to cover the areas. There is a possibility that some redness may persist for several weeks. It will gradually turn into a pinkish tone and a lighter color while healing. 

Most Vancouver vascular laser treatment patients resume their normal activities after the procedure. You can use ice or cold packs to help reduce discomfort and swelling. Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days as it can cause blood vessels to dilate. You should stay out of the sun for a month and wear good UV sun protection when outside.

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Vancouver & Portland Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
1405 SE 164th Avenue Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 896-6000

Tri-Cities Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
4309 W 27th Place Suite 202
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 321-9099

Clackamas CoolSculpting

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
9200 SE 91st Ave Suite 310
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 972-1021