Laser treatment for broken or enlarged facial blood vessels

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Facial redness is a common, and especially frustrating, cosmetic complaint. Whether you have thin lines, well-defined spots, blotchiness, or general redness, there is little hope of others not noticing – and bright red is not an easy color to disguise with cosmetics. Individuals in Montclair, Essex Fells and surrounding areas are fortunate to have an excellent, convenient solution to this common problem. Dr. Jeanine Downie and the team at image Dermatology® are proud to offer Excel V laser treatment, which is one of the most advanced and effective solutions for vascular lesions.

What causes facial redness?
There is a wide array of possible causes and types of facial redness. One of the most common is UV radiation. Whether your skin is exposed to natural sunlight or indoor tanning, UV rays can cause damage and accelerate the aging process. Other potential causes include birthmarks, injury, eczema, irritants, stress or conditions such as rosacea.

How laser treatment helps
Depending on the nature of the problem, the redness may be associated with broken blood vessels, dilated capillaries, or tiny veins located too close to the surface. One factor that all of these conditions have in common is that the red coloring comes from blood. Vascular lasers work on a principle known as selective photothermolysis, which means that different substances will react differently to a specific wavelength of light. These devices generate light in the green spectrum, which specifically targets elements in the blood that are not present in surrounding tissue.

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How the Excel V is different
Choosing the right wavelength is only one part of choosing the right treatment. The intensity of light, the length of each pulse, and the size of the area contacted by each pulse also have an important impact on the comfort, effectiveness, and speed of treatment. Excel V is an advanced, highly adjustable system that allows the practitioner to fine-tune treatment to the specific needs of each individual patient. It achieves excellent results, even in difficult cases such as port wine stains.

If you want to get the red out, it’s time to visit image Dermatology®. Just give us a call at (973) 509-6900 and schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.


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