Beautiful skin is calling! If you are plagued by unwanted, visible blood vessels on your skin, we have the treatment for you. Metrolina Medical Associates offers vascular laser treatment in Rock Hill and Charlotte. Vascular lasers target the unwanted red or blue veins without damaging the surrounding skin.
What is vascular laser treatment?
Laser therapy is a go-to treatment for patients seeking improvements in their skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance. Laser therapy is a great option to improve the look of your skin. Lasers are now available for hair removal, pigmentation or brown spots, age spots, resurfacing, and more. They are suitable for most skin types and can be used on the face and body.
Vascular laser therapy uses wavelengths of light that target hemoglobin or redness. The capillaries or veins are damaged from within, causing them to collapse so blood can no longer pool in those areas. This allows the vein to fade from view.
At Metrolina Medical Associates, we use a state-of-the-art laser that treats a wide variety of vascular conditions. This laser treats facial capillaries, rosacea, red scars, spider leg veins, red stretch marks as well as port wine stains, hemangiomas and warts.
What to expect
Metrolina Medical Associates offers a free consultation to determine whether or not a patient is a good candidate for this treatment. With years of experience performing this laser treatment, we will be able to determine if the vascular laser is the appropriate treatment for you. Qualified patients may have the following symptoms:
- Facial redness
- Broken blood vessels or spider veins
- Sun damage that causes dilated blood vessels
- Red birthmarks
- Other skin lesions with numerous blood vessels
Our team takes precautions to ensure the safety of patients and the efficacy of the treatment. Patients are advised to avoid aspirin, motrin and ibuprofen products for one week prior to the procedure. Prior to the start of the treatment, makeup and skin products should be removed. Protective eyewear will be worn by the patient and staff throughout the procedure.
Vascular laser therapy is easily tolerated. Treatments are quick, only lasting about 15 minutes, and do not require anesthesia. Patients experience a “rubber band snap” sensation as the laser light energy is emitted.
After vascular laser treatment
Recovery from laser therapy depends on the treated condition, the laser settings, and the patient’s skin and tolerance levels. Our experienced team provides an individualized treatment plan, including post-procedural recovery tips, at your consultation.
Following the treatment, your face may temporarily look red or pink as if you have a sunburn. Downtime is not required. Most patients have little to no side effects, but bruising is possible. Makeup can be reapplied following the treatment. Patients should avoid sun exposure during and after laser therapy as there is an increased risk for sunburn.
What does vascular laser treatment cost?
The cost of therapy varies based on the number of areas to be treated, the size, and the number of treatments needed. During your FREE consultation, our team will estimate how many treatments you will need. In most cases, patients require one to three treatment sessions for optimal results, but this may vary from case to case. You will also receive an estimate for the cost per treatment.
Ready to learn how you can improve your skin with vascular laser treatment in Rock Hill and Charlotte? Contact us today for an appointment!