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Laser Treatment of Vascular Imperfections


Vascular Imperfections

Vascular imperfections are a common complaint of our patients. Whether these unsightly blemishes have been acquired over time or present at birth, the Aurora KTP Laser offers an effective, low-risk treatment option. Treatments are performed by Dr. Patel in our office and require no downtime. Please consult with Dr. Patel to determine whether this treatment may be right for you.


The Aurora KTP Laser works by gently collapsing and shrinking blood vessels without causing rupture or hemorrhage.

What To Expect

The Aurora KTP Laser works by emitting powerful pulses of light which are absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood. When this light energy is absorbed, it is converted into heat. This heat coagulates the blood, causing the vessels to shrink and collapse. During the healing process, the vessels fade or reduce in size.

During treatment, many patients liken the sensation of the laser pulses to a rubber band being snapped against the skin.

Following the treatment, you will notice a darkening of the treated area similar to a bruise. This is normal and is called purpura. It is an indication that the laser energy was properly adjusted for effective removal of the veins. Clearing of this purpuric response will begin in 48 hours, and is usually complete within two weeks. It may take up to two months for the body to heal and the vessels to fade.

Spider Veins On The Legs

Spider veins on the legs are treated using the laser alone or in combination with sclerotherapy. A laser is ideal for finer vessels up to 2mm in size. Spider veins effectively shrink vessels, but many require more than one treatment. Sclerotherapy is used for larger, medium-sized vessels. In some cases, the combination of both techniques will give the best results.

Facial Veins (Telangiectasias)

Often appear due to sun exposure or age on the cheeks, nose, chin, or legs. These unsightly red veins can be effectively treated with
the Aurora KTP Laser. Facial telangiectasias require as little as one or two treatments.

Telangiectasias, Angiomas, and Other Vascular Lesions

The Aurora KTP or regen like Vascular Laser can effectively fade or clear benign vascular lesions. In approximately 25% of patients, laser therapy will completely clear the lesion while 70% will result in dramatic improvement. Most lesions respond with one treatment, but additional treatments may be necessary depending on the size and location of the vascular lesion, as well as other variables.

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Vascular Imperfections Marina del Rey


Nita Patel, MD

Dermatologist located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Dr. Nita Patel is a board certified Dermatologist and founder of Advance Dermatology & Laser Medical Center, Inc. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1987. Dr. Patel graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 1991 and completed her dermatology residency at the UCLA and VA West Los Angeles Medical Centers in 1995.

Dr. Patel is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and has extensive experience in general dermatology, skin cancer surgery, cosmetic procedures and lasers. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David School of Medicine at UCLA and teaches dermatology residents, rotating residents and medical students on a volunteer basis. Dr. Patel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has received a Board Certificate in Laser Surgery and Medicine and is a Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

What we offer


General Dermatology

Dr. Nita Patel is board certified in dermatology and is a specialist who treats disorders of the skin, hair and nails. She treats patients of all ages – from infants to the elderly. Dr. Patel and her staff will prescribe the most advanced medications and work to get the best coverage for them. Some of the common skin conditions that can be treated include:

  • Acne Rosacea
  • Rashes Sun Damage
  • Eczema Skin Cancer
  • Allergic Reactions Moles
  • Fungal Infections Warts

Sun Protection

Skin cancer affects thousands of people each year in the U.S. Dr. Patel in Marina del Rey, CA can perform a general skin exam with dermoscopy to screen for any suspicious moles, precancerous lesions and skin cancers.  In addition to screenings and cancer removal, she also helps patients develop sun-healthy behaviors to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer.

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Certifications and Memberships

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPOs and Medicaid. If you have any questions, please call our office.

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Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Patel performs a variety of cosmetic procedures that can improve texture, complexion, and wrinkles. She also can recommend procedures that address aging and sun damage to achieve a more youthful and natural appearance. Schedule for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox
  • Filler Injections
  • Juvederm
  • Perlane
  • Volumizers
  • Sclerotherapy
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Laser Treatment

Dr. Nita Patel uses the most advanced laser systems so men and women from Marina del Rey, CA area can achieve the most effective results in body contouring, collagen rejuvenation, treatment of facial veins, sun/age spots and hair and tattoo removal. A specialized laser is used to treat a specific target.  Lasers can bypass other structures of the skin and minimized any side effects and perform the treatment safely.

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Nita Patel, MD
4560 Admiralty Way
Suite 101
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292