Vascular Lesions Explained

These blood vessels are visible, often appearing red, blue, or purple. A "lesion" refers to any skin section with an abnormal color, shape, size, or texture appearance. Cherry spots are a type of vascular lesion that can occur in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and forms and can be present on any face or body area.

What Are the Different Types of Vascular Lesions?

  • Port wine stains: Birthmarks that darken as a child grows older and most often appear on the face.
  • Broken capillaries: Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that have burst beneath the skin and often appear on the face, around the nose or another facial area. 
  • Hemangiomas: These are bright red, raised birthmarks formed by extra blood vessels in the skin, most often appearing on the face, scalp, chest, or back.
  • Cherry angiomas: A cherry angioma appears as a small red bump on your skin, often appearing on the skin after age 30.
  • Vascular malformations: An abnormal development of blood vessels; these problems can be resolved with a custom-crafted treatment.
  • Blue visible veins beneath the eyes: Visible veins beneath the eyes, or “periorbital veins,” can bulge upward or leave you looking tired or older and cannot be successfully camouflaged with cosmetics.
  • Red or broken veins associated with rosacea: Rosacea can often lead to damaged blood vessels on and around the nose, cheeks, or other facial areas.
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How Are Vascular Lesions Treated?

Vascular lesions, including cherry spots, cannot resolve on their own. However, they can be effectively treated with customized laser therapy. At CVLC, we use four advanced laser and light technologies to enhance the appearance of vascular lesions:

Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL)

This laser device emits a concentrated light beam that targets blood vessels in the skin. The heat generated by the light destroys the blood vessel without harming the surrounding skin.

Nd:YAG laser

This laser produces a light wavelength that can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. It is absorbed by hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells) and melanin (skin pigment), making it practical for larger vascular lesions.

Cynergy Multiplex

This laser combines PDL and Nd:YAG lasers into one pulse, producing exceptional results in treating leg veins, spider veins, rosacea, and other vascular lesions.

Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL)

This intense pulsed light device uses a focused beam of light to target the blood vessels that have formed the lesion below the skin. The heat generated by the light destroys the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. The laser treatment does not cause any long-term skin damage.

Our advanced laser technology can effectively treat vascular lesions, including cherry spots, and restore your skin's natural appearance.

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The Ultimate Patient Experience At CVLC

At CVLC, we understand the importance of personalized care when treating vascular lesions, including cherry spots. Our team is dedicated to crafting thorough, individualized treatment plans tailored to your condition. We use the latest technology and expertise to achieve the most transformative outcomes possible. You can expect our full attention and a unique experience when you choose us for your treatment. Our team is warm, friendly, and honest, committed to providing the highest level of patient care and comfort. Our offices are designed with thoughtful amenities and details to make your journey warm, relaxing, and comforting. We take pride in our ability to provide comprehensive care for vascular lesions, including cherry spots, and we look forward to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today.

Why Choose The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY?

Dr. Buscaglia and Dr. Brauer, both board-certified dermatologists and phlebologists (vein care specialists), have a genuine love of technology and know how to utilize that technology to create personalized, natural-looking aesthetic results. Dr. Buscaglia is a pioneer in laser aesthetics and uses his acumen to treat the whole person, not just their symptoms, creating the most profound and meaningful changes. The doctors are sincere and ethical about decision-making, consistently placing patient safety, satisfaction, and results ahead of profit. Patients consider The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, New York, synonymous with integrity and cosmetic excellence.

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