Broken blood vessels or vascular stars are one of the most common problems that makes us hide our legs. Both women and men are also affected, although the former are more likely to seek help in solving the problem. Broken vessels are generally inherited from the family, but they are not incurable: new laser treatment technologies turn the problem into a memory.
Why do broken vessels / vascular stars appear, why certain people are affected to a greater extent than others, how can they be treated, effective and painless for as long as the effect of treatment lasts, I learned from dermatologist Florentina Zaharia from Bioderm clinics, which dismantle a series of myths.
1. The broken chaps are "drawn" from the family
TRUE. Vascular stars and superficial broken vessels appear either due to a capillary fragility or because of more serious problems related to venous insufficiency, which also causes the appearance of varicose veins. "The broken vessels manifest themselves as a network of superficial red or purple vessels, and the greatest risk factor for the appearance of these broken blood vessels, which causes this fragility, is indeed the genetic heritage," explains dermatologist Florentina Zaharia.
FALSE. There are two different problems that may be related, in the sense that the vessels can also develop in varicose veins. This is the case for broken blood vessels that are caused by serious venous insufficiency. But it is not a rule that broken blood vessels automatically turn into varicose veins.
FALSE. The broken boots were never easier to treat. Currently, the best way to treat broken vessels and bloodstains is laser: Nd: Yag and Diode are just a few examples of lasers available in Bioderm clinics.
How does it work? "The vascular laser is applied to the vessel, absorbing hemoglobin, and once the hemoglobin is absorbed, the blood vessel is resuspended. The lasers use a preset wavelength to target and destroy the unwanted capillaries and vessels, but leave the normal tissues intact, "explains Florentina Zaharia, a dermatologist. For broken dishes on the face, physicians' recommendation is the Dioda laser, which determines the selective coagulation of superficial vessels. In the treatment of superficial cracked vessels IPL and UPL intensive technologies are also effective. "With the help of vascular lasers, other related problems, such as varicose veins, hemangiomas, angiomas, rosacea, rubella, facial erythema or decollete, can also be treated," adds the dermatologist.
FALSE. As they act in-depth, the lasers do not damage the skin and leave behind scars. "It is recommended that patients avoid exposure to the sun during treatment, as hyperpigmentation may occur," says the doctor. A procedure lasts 20-30 minutes, depending on how many pots are in trouble. In total, it takes 3-4 sessions for the same area, with a one-month break between them. The cost of a meeting is between 500 and 1,000 lei, depending on the size of the problem. The intervention does not require a recovery period.
FALSE. Once treated with the laser, broken vessels do not reappear. Instead, new broken vessels may appear in other areas if there is genetic predisposition. For larger and more obvious broken dishes, physicians also recommend medical treatment along with laser therapy. The success of the procedure is confirmed by the large number of patients requesting the procedure: nearly 200 per year at the clinic.