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Vascular Laser Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Many people have small visible vascular abnormalities that affect the look and tone of their skin. Advanced vascular laser treatments can get rid of your visible blood vessels and pigmented skin without damaging the surrounding skin. At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, the team of board-certified dermatologists uses the innovative Vbeam® pulsed dye laser for vascular laser treatments. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

Vascular Laser Q & A

What is a vascular laser?

A vascular laser is an advanced aesthetic tool that treats visible blood vessels. Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses the Vbeam pulsed dye laser for vascular laser treatments.

The Vbeam pulsed dye laser uses advanced micropulse laser technology that targets the red blood cells in your blood vessels or skin. The laser energy heats the red blood cell inside the blood vessel which transfers the heat to destroy the lining of the vessel without damaging the skin surface. 

The Vbeam pulsed dye laser causes the blood vessel to collapse and disappear over time. Your body reroutes blood through a healthy blood vessel. 

What can a vascular laser treat?

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses their vascular laser tool to treat many types of vascular lesions. You may want to schedule a consultation if you’re searching for an effective treatment for:

  • Broken facial capillaries
  • Spider veins on your face or legs
  • Port-wine stains
  • Angiomas
  • Rosacea
  • Skin redness and flushing
  • Blushing
  • Cherry spots

With the Vbeam pulsed dye laser, your dermatologist can safely and effectively treat your vascular skin condition. 

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center also offers intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments for skin pigmentation and redness. They typically use IPL to treat redness and flushing from rosacea. 

What can I expect during vascular laser treatment?

Your dermatologist at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center creates a personalized vascular laser treatment plan. They review the details of your plan at your consultation so you know what to expect. 

During your vascular laser treatment, you recline on an exam chair and relax. Your dermatologist cleanses your skin with an antibacterial agent and may apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to minimize discomfort.

Then, your dermatologist uses the vascular laser tool to treat your vascular lesions or skin redness. Most patients describe it as painless, but you may feel a snapping sensation as the pulses of energy target your pigmented skin.

Your skin may be red and swollen after your procedure, but there is generally no downtime and you resume normal activity. Your dermatologist recommends you use cold packs to ease these side effects. 

How many vascular laser treatments do I need?

The number of vascular laser treatments you need depends on the reason for your treatment. Most patients get the best results from a series of sessions set at specific intervals. 

To learn more about vascular laser treatments at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, call the office or request an appointment online today.

 

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Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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