Tired Of Facial Veins?
Telangiectasia, the medical term for spider veins and broken capillaries, are small red to purple dilated blood vessels or broken capillaries, often found on the cheeks, forehead, chin and the nose.
There are many potential causes of facial blood vessels including long-term exposure to the sun and wind. Heredity, hormones, disease, high blood pressure and excessive alcohol may also be contributing factors.
Many people find these veins undesirable and unattractive, and seek out our laser treatments as a cosmetic correction. Our spider vein treatments are quick and non-surgical, so you can get back to living your life.
Tackling Facial Spider Veins
Spider veins are a common cosmetic problem that can affect both men and women. While they can occur anywhere on the body, when they appear on the face, they can be especially noticeable and can make you feel self-conscious.
While it still isn’t clear exactly what causes spider veins, some potential causes of facial spider veins may involve lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol or excessive exposure to sunlight causing sun damage. Aging can also cause spider veins on the face. The weakening of veins and skin, and the aging skin can make the spider veins more noticeable.
If your facial veins are affecting your self confidence and impacting your day to day life, you may benefit from getting them treated. We offer non-invasive spider vein treatments that can reduce or remove spider veins, alleviate the discomfort associated with this condition, and help eliminate any insecurities you may feel about their appearance on your face.
Our Facial Spider Vein Treatments
As we mentioned, our facial spider vein treatments are nonsurgical and have little downtime. We can treat facial spider veins using either sclerotherapy or broad band light (BBL) also known as IPL. Our proven procedures have made it possible to remove these blood vessels safely without scarring.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves having an injection that will cause the spider veins to fade or disappear altogether. The sclerosing agent is dextrose and saline. The injectable solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together and the blood to clot.
Over a period of a few weeks, the vessels turn into scar tissue and then fade, eventually becoming barely noticeable or invisible however some blood vessels are more resistant, requiring additional treatments.
Targeting red, purple and blue facial veins, the medical-grade Excel V laser can treat all of your vascular concerns. The system uses a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by abnormal blood vessels in the skin. This laser heats the abnormal vessels, ultimately restoring normal skin tone and color. In as few as 1 to 3 treatments, unwanted and unsightly vessels and veins are reduced, and symptoms like flushing and blushing are managed.
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted through a small, smooth, transparent handpiece which is gently placed over the skin. Cut-off filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be customized for different applications and skin types. The laser light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed before the injured tissue is removed by the bodies natural process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment generally takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, though this will depend on the specific skin condition as well as the number of areas you wish to address.
Does It Hurt?
For our laser treatments, each pulse of light is similar to a slight pinch, sting, or pinprick – some patients have even compared it to the snap of a rubber band. Overall, treatment is generally tolerated well, and anesthesia is typically not necessary.
Are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
For optimal results, we often recommend a series of about five treatments spaced approximately three to four weeks apart; however, this may vary based on your unique skin type and concern.
Book Your Free Consultation Now
Our team is committed to working with you to develop a synergistic approach for enhancing your skin’s health and reducing the signs of aging.
We encourage you to attend a free consultation with Dr. Rao where he will assess your situation and discuss treatment options.
We invite you to experience the rewards of a welcoming environment where you can expect to be listened to, understood, and delighted with the outcome. Use the form below to book your consultation today.