A vascular lesion is the term used to describe any abnormality in the dermal capillary network. Increased blood volume in the upper layers of the skin leads to a reddened appearance of the skin.
Treatable lesions include:
- Cherry Angioma – Common - small red/purple lesion.
- Haemangioma – Superficial deep collection of distorted vessels that are raised above the skins surface.
- Polkiloderma of Civatte – Skin disorder characterized by telangiectasia associated with pigmentation and atrophic changes to the skin. Often found in middle aged women on either side of the neck.
- Port Wine Stain – Vascular birthmark ranging from bright pink to purple in colour.
- Rosacea – Chronic reddening of the mid facial region often associated with telangiectasia, episodes of papules and pustules (Acne Rosacea).
- Spider Angioma – Central papule with radiating branches.
- Telangiectasia – Acquired or congenital permanent dilation of superficial capillaries, less than 1mm in diameter.
- Venous Lakes – Collection of dilated lake like venules in the upper dermis that are flat or slightly raised. These lesions are soft, dark blue to purple in colour. Average 2-10mm in diameter and may bleed with trauma. Commonly seen on the lips or ears of the elderly.
Skindustry™ offer various award winning treatments which can diminish the appearance of vascular lesions, safely and effectively: