Vascular Skin Lesion Removal in Oklahoma City
Vascular skin lesions are common blemishes caused by abnormal blood vessels that lie directly beneath the surface of the skin. These give the skin an unusually red color. Lowe Plastic Surgery can remove vascular skin lesions by using non-surgical laser technology, which is quick, effective, and virtually painless.
When to Undergo Vascular Skin Lesion Removal in Oklahoma City
Almost anyone with a vascular skin lesion who wants to have it removed is a good candidate for laser treatment. Our lasers are able to target a variety of vascular lesions, including:
- Facial spider veins
- Angiomas (benign masses of blood vessels)
- Vascular birthmarks (also called port-wine stains)
- Red scars
- Some varicose veins
How does the procedure work?
Intense bursts of laser energy can target vascular skin lesions while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. This is because the laser can be customized to target certain pigments that distinguish the lesion from normal skin. The laser’s energy sharply increases the temperature of the pigment, which then shatters the skin cells that contain it, but leaves normal cells unaffected. The body’s natural healing response will spur the surrounding tissue to replace the destroyed cells with beautiful new skin.
How long does the procedure take?
Most sessions take about 20 minutes. Many patients find it easy to have the procedure performed during the course of a lunch hour. Thanks to the laser’s effectiveness and precision, patients experience no downtime and can return immediately to their daily routine.
Will it hurt?
Laser therapies produce minimal discomfort. Your doctor may decide to use a topical anesthetic depending on the nature, size, and location of your vascular skin lesion.
How many sessions are needed?
Depending on the nature of the vascular lesion, 4-6 treatments may be necessary to ensure optimal results.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
To learn more about vascular skin lesion removal in Oklahoma City, please give Dr. Lowe a call at (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. The experts at Lowe Plastic Surgery offer consultations at their clinic, conveniently located at 2520 NW Expressway.