Veins, Moles & Scars
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Veins, Moles & Scars
Skin imperfections can take a toll on your self-confidence.
In a society where we aim to have beautiful and perfect skin, skin imperfections like spider veins, moles, and scars can keep you from having the beautiful skin you deserve. Spider veins, moles, and scars are three very common skin issues that people of all ages and backgrounds experience throughout their lifetime. The good news is that there are many new, safe, and effective scars treatments Toronto to help you correct the skin imperfections that you are concerned about.
Moles & Scars
A mole, medically known as a “nevus”, is a skin growth made up of a specific type of cell called a melanocyte. Melanocytes are pigment cells that tend to grow excessively and form moles.
Moles typically appear in your twenties and thirties and reach their peak in amount throughout those years. There are many factors that can affect the number of moles you develop or if you will develop moles at all. Sun exposure, genes, family history, and a number of sunburns are all key factors in determining the number of moles that you will develop throughout your life.
What treatments can be used to treat moles?
There is a minimally invasive and non-surgical option for mole removal. This effective treatment uses laser technology to eliminate moles without any downtime, surgery, or incisions. Laser treatment for mole removal is very effective and precise, targeting the growth of melanocytes without any effect on the surrounding tissue. This treatment also leaves minimal scarring, so it is ideal for anyone looking for discreet scarring after their treatment.
What are scars?
Scars are fibrous, thick tissue that forms as part of your body’s natural healing process. Scars are formed when the skin begins to repair itself after surgery, an accident, or disease. Some common examples of situations that cause scar formation are wounds, acne, cuts, abrasions, and burns. The formation of scars is due to an overproduction in collagen. A few other factors that can influence scar formation is a genetic predisposition, skin type, and hormones.
What treatments can be done for scars?
One of the best and most effective methods for scar removal is laser technology. Laser skin therapy is used to smooth out raised scars. This controlled laser treatment method is used to remove the top layers of the scar that cause the uneven and raised appearance. After scar-targeting laser skin therapy is performed, a smooth layer of skin is revealed underneath. The goal with laser scar therapy is the production of new collagen and the reduction of the scar’s visible colour and texture, creating a blended look between the scar and the surrounding tissue.
What to expect for laser mole removal treatment
The laser mole removal treatment should be a minimally painful treatment, especially when using a numbing agent. The laser is passed over the area for about 10 to 30 minutes to ensure that the best results are seen. The laser technician can customize the treatment from patient to patient, choosing the correct wavelength for your specific skin growth concerns.
What to expect for laser scars treatment
There are a variety of lasers that can work for scars treatment Toronto, depending on the size and type of the scar. Seeing a laser technician for a consultation is the best way to know which laser type is right for your scar concerns.
There are two very effective and strong lasers for scars treatment Toronto, CO2 and erbium, used for skin resurfacing (i.e. scarring), which do have some downtime. Also, there are less invasive methods that require little to no downtime (called fractional laser treatments) while still increasing the production of collagen and reducing the appearance of the pigmented scar.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are patches of dark red or purple blood vessels. These veins commonly occur on the legs and face. Many people confuse spider veins with varicose veins, even though they are two different conditions. Varicose veins are much larger than spider veins and have a swollen appearance; most commonly appearing in the legs. On the other hand, spider veins are small, thin, and often found in clusters. Spider veins do not usually pose any health threats, but they can cause discomfort and pain in some cases.
Spider veins are capillaries that have been dilated (expanded), which can be provoked by many things, including pressure, hormonal changes, sun exposure, and family history. Spider veins do not always look the same from person to person. Typically, these veins take on one of three patterns: a true “spider” shape, a sunburst pattern (most commonly found on the outer thigh), or a branch shape pattern (most commonly found on the inner knee).
Spider veins are a very common problem, especially among adult women. Women are 4 times more likely to develop spider veins than men, with the issue affecting over 70% of women.
What treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of spider veins?
A great treatment to combat the appearance of spider veins is the Alma Laser. This laser technology uses an Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT), which is a new sub-set of IPL laser treatments. In just one treatment, results can be seen.
What to expect for your laser spider vein treatment
During your laser spider vein treatment, the laser will pass over the spider veins, targeting them directly while leaving the surrounding skin untouched and undamaged. The targeted spider veins are targeted with thermal energy, which causes the body to naturally repair the area with the spider veins.
What Causes Spider Veins?
The cause of spider veins is not known. What doctors and scientists do know is that individuals who spend prolonged periods on their feet, are female, or obese individuals develop more prominent spider veins and develop spider veins more frequently than the general population. Scientists also believe that there may be a hereditary aspect to the condition.
Are spider veins and varicose veins the same?
No, spider veins and varicose veins are not the same. They are two different conditions that require different treatments to reduce their size and appearance.
Is there any harm in removing spider veins?
No, spider veins do not have a functional role in the body. Therefore, removing them is a purely aesthetic decision for patients with spider veins.
Can AFT laser treatments treat varicose veins as well as spider veins?
No, varicose veins are treated with a different method, not AFT laser treatments.
Are there other ways to remove a mole than laser treatments?
Yes, depending on the mole, some need to be surgically cut out rather than treated with laser therapy.
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