Telangiectasia. It’s a long word that’s hard to pronounce. So that’s usually a sure bet that, in medical terms, it probably means something bad. As Medline Plus defines it, “Telangiectasias are small, widened blood vessels on the skin. They are usually meaningless, but may be associated with several diseases.” So thankfully, the term isn’t so bad at all.
However, it may be hard to convince a person who has visible blood vessels in the facial area that it isn’t a big deal. Especially considering that Telangiectasias can occur in easy-to-see places such as the whites of the eyes, they can cause people to feel uncomfortable with their appearances. So is there a way to actually prevent evident signs of Telangiectasia from occurring?
Medline Plus notes that the causes include alcohol use, aging, genetics, pregnancy and sun exposure. So the answer, we suppose, is sometimes “yes” and sometimes “no”. It should go without saying that refraining from or limiting alcohol intake and keeping our skin regularly protected from the sun’s UV rays with sunscreen are both great practices for our overall health.
But what can we do if the onset of Telangiectasias is unpreventable? The VariLite laser provides a very safe and effective treatment of small, red blood vessels. It also happens to work amazingly in the removal of spider veins, skin tags, moles, skin spots and other pigmentation issues. Not only does the VariLite laser produce excellent results, but it also causes no bruising or need for much down time.
But how exactly does the VariLite laser work? In this informative YouTube video, it is explained that the light emitted from the laser decomposes and destroys unwanted cells allowing for healthy cells to remain intact. The video then demonstrates how the laser is used during a treatment. Short and tiny beams of light quickly work to make small blood vessels disappear from sight.
It is evident that the patient is quite calm and not experiencing any pain. This should help for would-be patients to put away their fears about laser therapy. In fact, laser therapy is a lot more effective and safe than alternative methods. The video points out that there are several benefits to utilizing the VariLite laser to treat Telangiectasias over other treatments.
For example, there are fewer complications, it is proven to be safe and effective and it also allows patients to address issues of vascular and pigmented lesions in one same-day surgery. The before and after shots of patients shown throughout the video are quite remarkable. There is an obvious difference between the appearance of the blood vessels before the treatment and after.
They are all but gone after the VariLite laser has their way with them. Are you experiencing issues with Telangiectasias? Are you uncomfortable with your appearance as a result? The VariLite laser can certainly help. The experts at Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre are always happy to answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to call them at 403-358-5818.