Price range: $200-$600 per area per treatment *most patients need 2-4 treatments
Minimizing or hiding the appearance of vascular lesions (spider veins) can enhance both your appearance and your self-esteem. Spider veins are hereditary, and while most commonly found on the thigh or lower leg, can form virtually anywhere on the leg, from the uppermost region of the thigh to the ankle. Occasionally, spider veins will appear on the face, called Facial Telangiectasia. These are small, red or purple blood vessels that can be caused by a number of skin conditions, including sun damage, heredity, rosacea, hot and spicy food, exercise or emotions.
Dr. Lopes uses the latest technologically advanced ClearScan ™ Laser from Sciton to treat Red Spider Veins, Facial Telangiectasia, and blue vessels up to 4 mm.
The laser energy from ClearScan ™ penetrates deep down and is absorbed by the cells in the vessel wall and the blood causing coagulation and sealis off the blood flow. The vessel walls then collapse and eventually dissolve.
Tanned skin can be treated with ClearScan ™, however, you should always inform your physician if you have tanned in the last three weeks prior to a treatment or if you have any concerns. Keep in mind that each patient’s condition is different; thus multiple treatments may be necessary.
Post-operative Procedures & Recovery
Some redness, slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated, however this should subside within a few hours. Bruising may also occur.
You will be given instructions on post treatment care, including keeping the treated area clean, using at least an SPF 15 sunscreen when you go outdoors.
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Call our office today at (757) 497-5400 for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes.
Information provided by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery