As they grow older, many people begin to notice the appearance of small, spider-web veins around their nose and other areas of the face. These are medically referred to as ‘telangiectasia’. This skin issue can occur as a result of over-exposure to the sun throughout a number of years, as a reaction to certain hormones, or simply because of genetics.
Most people believe that the broken capillaries throughout their face detract from their appearance and leave them less confident in the way that they look. However, innovative advances in cosmetic treatment and laser technology has permitted the surgeons at Blue Point Medical Spa to offer a safe and effective method for removing this condition.
Spider-web Veins become a Thing of the Past
The KTP laser, which stands for potassium titanyl-phosphate, is a vascular laser capable of specifically selecting and treating the broken capillaries within the skin that cause spider-web veins. The special wavelength produced by the laser can be absorbed by specific colors within the skin, sealing them and rendering them practically invisible.
How the KTP Laser Works
The KTP laser treatment with Blue Point Medical Spa works by selectively targeting the irregular areas within your skin, specifically the hemoglobin (red) and melanin (brown) patches that could have an effect on your appearance. While treating redness within the skin, the energy that the KTP laser produces helps to gently coagulate blood vessels beneath the surface, which causes them to collapse and reduce in visibility.
There is no anesthesia required for the treatment. The laser light will be carefully guided along damaged capillaries, causing them to go into spasm and disappear. The veins usually disappear rather quickly after a singular treatment, although some people require multiple procedures in order to get the most out of the KTP laser. Fortunately, the laser comes with very few side effects, and most people comment that there is minimal redness or discomfort as a result of the treatment.
Pleasing most Recipients of the Treatment
In some cases, light can occasionally become trapped within the blood vessel of the skin, which might cause it to appear darker for a few weeks until after the blood has been properly absorbed. However, in the long-term, most people who have KTP treatment have noted that they are extremely happy with the results.
Aftercare with KTP Treatment
A KTP treatment with Blue Point Medical Spa doesn’t take long, although the length of your procedure may depend on the size of the area being treated. You may also have a soothing gel applied your skin after the treatment, but the procedure itself is not painful, and you should be able to return to your normal routine immediately after your session is completed.
In most cases, the redness within the skin settles within thirty minutes, and there is no need for any bandages. However, your doctor or treatment specialist may speak with you about some specific instructions to follow after your session. The main point to remember is that you should avoid very hot showers, baths, spas, or saunas that could cause the capillaries to re-open.
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*Lisa Marie Wark, MBA owns a social media agency and is a business development consultant with a concentration in medical spas and alternative clinics. Currently she is President of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc., a business development and social media firm that provides physicians the necessary business tools to help them build or expand their practices into medical spa facilities.