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We Remove Spider Veins

Spider vs varicose veins

Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are tiny visible vessels just underneath the skin. They develop most commonly on the face and legs. Varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear as bluish bumps and often cause discomfort. Those with unsightly varicose veins and aching pain often choose to have surgery to remove their varicose veins. Varicose veins are veins that are no longer functional, and their presence is not missed by the body.

Here at Redding Health Care Laser Center, we have the equipment to properly treat and remove spider veins. Typical treatment locations are on the face, especially on or near the nose, or on the legs around the thighs, knees, and ankles. However, you may find spider veins of various sizes anywhere on your body, which can be safely and easily removed.

Spider vein-free legs During laser treatment, a laser is applied to the skin over your spider veins. Laser energy causes your spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Laser therapy is most effective for small and medium size spider veins. Large spider veins respond poorly and are best treated with sclerotherapy, which is an injection therapy performed by plastic surgeons.

Laser treatment may cause minor bruising that usually improves within a week, but often, recovery is immediate. Two to four treatments may be required to achieve your desired result. Immediately following treatment, you may apply makeup for a presentable appearance.

We Remove Birthmarks

Birthmarks are splotches on the skin that vary in size, shape and color and they can appear anywhere on the body. Some types of birthmarks can become health risks and should be removed, while others may be removed as a matter of personal choice. Some birthmarks fade or go away completely on their own while others do not. There are four classifications of birthmarks which can occur, and all vary in property and severity.

Hemangioma’s are lesions thatBirthmarks develop on infants within a few weeks after birth. Many tiny blood vessels bunched together that grow quite rapidly cause this type of birthmark. These are the most common tumors found in infants and are usually found around the head and neck.

Salmon patches on the skin are known as macular stains and are thin, light pink/salmon colored patches of discoloration. They usually appear on babies and most commonly on the upper eyelids or the back of the neck. Patches that appear on the upper eyelids usually disappear within the first year, however patches on the back of the neck most often do not disappear.

Pigmentation type birthmarks can include various types of birthmarks including coffee-cream spots, Mongolian spots and pigmented lesions. Coffee-cream spots are caused by too much pigment in the skin and do not fade away. They are not severe and do not require treatment or removal. Mongolian spots are usually slate blue to gray flat patches and are commonly found in children. They usually fade and disappear on their own in the first five years. Moles usually pose no health risk; however they can be a sign of melanoma or skin cancer and may have cancerous effects later on in life.

Vascular malformations are caused by abnormal development of blood vessels and are most always present from birth. A very common birthmark is the port-wine stain, and is a type of vascular malformation. These can be found anywhere on the body and usually start out as pink to red at birth and darken to a deeper red-purple after a few years. These port-wine stain birthmarks do not fade or go away. If a port-wine stain is located on the face or around the eye area, they may become a health risk and should be looked at by a medical professional.

We Remove Freckles

Freckles are small spots found on the skin that are generally tan in color. They are most commonly found on people with fair complexions and are located mostly on the face, though they can be found on any skin that is exposed to the sun.

FrecklesThe tendency to develop freckles is inherited and is believed to be caused by a gene variant. For those with the tendency to get freckles, the actual freckling itself is caused by the same process as sun tanning but the melanin distribution of the skin is uneven. Freckles are most common in children from the ages of five to fifteen. Although freckles themselves are not a skin disorder, research has indicated that people with a predisposition to freckles are more likely to get sunburned or to develop skin cancer. Therefore, it is particularly important for those with freckles to take care of their skin and to protect it from the sun using a sun block of SPF 15 or higher.

As a person with freckles ages, the freckles will fade on their own. For a person who is particularly bothered by his or her freckles, it is possible to remove them with laser cosmetic surgery. The same procedure is used with freckles as with birthmarks that cause discoloration of the skin.

The laser can remove the discoloration caused by the freckles without harming the surrounding skin. It may, however, take several treatments for the freckles to be completely removed. Fortunately, it is possible to resume normal activity after undergoing laser freckle removal surgery because the procedure is non-invasive. Unfortunately, subsequent exposure to the sun can cause the freckles to reappear.

We Remove Pigmented Lesions

Pigmented Lesions

Pigmented lesions are small marks that can appear anywhere on your skin. Usually brown in color, they can be found alone or in groups. It is possible, however, for pigmented lesions to be dark blue, black, or a pinkish flesh color. In addition they can be flat or round and come in a variety of colors.

Pigmented lesions are common. In fact, everyone has at least a few somewhere on his or her body. In fact, researchers believe that the pigmentations you will have are determined before you are ever born. During the first 20 years of your life, these pigmented lesions begin to appear. Changes in hormone levels from life events such as puberty and pregnancy can cause the appearance of pigmented lesions to change by becoming larger or darker. Most pigmentations last about 50 years before they begin to fade away on their own. Some will disappear completely on their own, while others may become lighter.

Laser pigmented lesions removal is the simplest method for getting rid of troublesome pigmentations. For the most part, it is not necessary to have an anesthetic in order to remove a pigmented lesion with laser treatment. Some patients report feeling a slight tingling when the laser pulses or a feeling as if they are being snapped by a rubber band.

We Reduce Scars

Laser scar removal represents another popular medical adaptation of laser technology. This laser treatment reduces the appearance of scars by 50 to 80 percent and helps prevent their recurrence.

Scars are caused when the wound-healing process begins with inflammation, moves to tissue formation, and ends with modifying specific factors in the anatomy such as collagen. Scars occur when the wound-healing process is disrupted by biological factors such as too much collagen or depleted collagen.

ScarsToday's laser scar removal techniques can reduce the appearance of keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and atrophic scars, which have the following characteristics:

Keloid Scarring: Firm, raised, and reddish-purple scars that extend beyond the initial wound area and builds over time.

Hypertrophic Scarring: Firm, raised, and pink scars that remain within the initial wound area and possibly naturally regress over time.

Atrophic Scarring: Depressed pin-like pockets in the skin that can result from skin conditions or diseases such as acne.