When vessels are very thin, like the red or purple ones we usually see in the lower limbs and the facial region, it is very difficult, if not impossible to insert a needle.
The surface treatment of these vascular lesions has been performed for many years using sclerosing agents, these substances are injected through a fine needle into the lumen of the blood vessel , this causes irritation of the endothelium and vessel occlusion.
In this type of lesions called Telangiectasias or “spider veins” the best treatment is to perform a laser treatment.
The 980nm diode laser called FOX is applied onto th
e skin in the area of the vein and the laser heat, coagulates and closes the vein without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue.
The wavelength used by the FOX laser is highly absorbed by hemoglobin and oxyhemoglobin in blood, which can be coagulated beneath the skin without injury. Thus, the spider is “cleared” gradually. This process is called “Photo thermolysis”.
For lasting treatments it is required to repeat the procedure after 3 or 4 weeks and the effects are visible after 6-10 weeks.
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