San Francisco laser vein removal treatment. Non-surgical laser solution for spider vein removal. Learn cost and locations providing laser vein removal treatment near me in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dilated blood vessels such as varicose or spider veins occur mostly in the lower extremities. They can be attributed to factors such as standing for long periods of time, pregnancy, an underlying illness or age. Removing varicose veins can be achieved in one of four ways: sclerotherapy (injecting the vein with a solution), endovenous ablation (injecting the vein with radiofrequency energy), surgery or with laser.
Laser vein removal involves closing off the veins by subjecting them to a high-intensity heat. Devices like the Nd:YAG or Pulsed Dye Laser are commonly used by dermatologists. These are single wavelength modalities that emit an intense burst of energy between 595- 1064nm. The target is red pigment specifically, coagulating the blood in the process. Once the vessel walls have been closed off the body reroutes blood flow through another healthier network of veins. Although no incisions are used with Pulsed Dye Lasers there’s a host of possible complications. There’s a rare chance of developing an infection, blisters, atrophic/hypertrophic scarring or bleeding.
Laser vein removal is best suited for treating smaller varicose or spider veins on the face and body. Therefore patients who have more severe or painful veins would need to seek assistance from an experienced vascular surgeon. Having the veins removed or treated with sclerotherapy comes with a risk of blood clots, inflammation or allergic reaction.
The BroadBand Light (BBL™) Intense Pulsed Light by Sciton® offers a safer alternative and a wider range of options when it comes to treating mild to moderate spider veins. BBL’s broad spectrum light is absorbed by red pigment (hemoglobin) and brown pigment (melanin) simultaneously. Therefore it has the added benefit of removing brown spots and sun damage. While at the same time improving skin tone, texture and scarring for a smoother and healthier-looking complexion. In only 1-2 sessions with the BBL™ patients can achieve the same level of improvement as with 3-4 sessions with laser vein treatment.
Forever Young BBL™ is an innovative new treatment protocol. It’s designed for long-term skin health and age prevention at the cellular level. It’s based on exciting new research out of Stanford University which found that regular BBL™ treatments performed 2-3 per year can reverse the gene expression of aging skin cells. It essentially returns them to a younger state. All areas of the face and body can be treated. Therefore regular Forever Young BBL™ treatments can keep the skin clear of sun spots, freckles, small blood vessels and various types of scarring. Dr. Mosser and his team have been using their BBL™ device successfully for many years to treat pigment and skin aging concerns with minimal downtime and discomfort.
To find out more detail about BroadBand Light BBL and if you’re a good candidate give us a call to book your consultation with Azala Medical Aesthetics San Francisco today.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.