Facial veins (also called telangiectasias) are usually found on the forehead, nose, cheeks, eyelids, neck and upper chest. The exact cause is unknown but doctors believe they are related to heredity, oral contraceptives, hormone therapy, sun exposure or normal aging. They may also be related to rosacea, another treatable skin condition. These spider veins and red blotches on the face affect millions of people.
The good news is that with today’s advanced technologies doctors can safely, easily and effectively treat these facial spider veins, greatly improving your complexion.
How Does The Treatment Work?
The treatment is performed at your doctor’s office; using new light and laser technology to deliver precise dosages of energy to each vein, with minimal risk to the skin. Light energy is delivered through a special handpiece to the targeted vein. The energy is then absorbed by the blood vessels. The heat/energy absorption causes thermocoagulation (clogging) of the blood vessel. The clogged vessel is then slowly absorbed by the body.
How Long Do Treatments Take And Do They Hurt?
Depending on the number of vessels treated and their location, treatments usually take only several minutes. Most patients describe the sensation to be like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. A topical anesthesia is available for patients with sensitive skin. After treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What Is Recovery Like?
After treatment discomfort is minimal. When treated with certain lasers or light systems some swelling, redness may occur. Following treatment with a pulsed-dye laser, some bruising may appear around the treated areas.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Usually multiple treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results. Tiny pink and red vessels typically require two to three treatments and veins that are darker or purplish are usually more difficult to remove, and require more treatments. Treatments are spaced at four to six week intervals.
Will The Veins Return After Treatment?
Optimal results can be maintained only if you apply sunscreen on the treated area and avoid sun exposure. Over time it is possible for new veins to grow in, but these too can be erased.
If you would like to learn more about Laser Facial Vein Treatment or would like to find out if it can benefit you, please Contact Us to schedule a consultation.