Benefits of Laser Treatment for Red Veins on the Face:
- It minimizes other flaws like hyperpigmentation, brown spots or moles.
- It minimizes the appearance of red veins, leaving behind clearer skin.
- It reduces fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
- It removes the outer layer of the epidermis, revealing new and fresh looking skin.
- It’s non-invasive and therefore pain free with no downtime needed.
This laser procedure is otherwise known as laser resurfacing. Let’s read more about vascular lesions and how the procedure works below.
What Are Vascular Lesions?
These are the result of larger than normal blood vessels forming. There are several types of vascular lesions, with spider veins being the most common to appear on the face. Others include cherry angiomas, rosacea or telangiectasia veins. Each of these vascular lesions have their own set of symptoms ranging from raised veins, or veins and moles extending to the nose or neckline.
Fortunately, non-invasive methods like laser therapy can help to diminish these veins, so that you can confidently bare your skin.
How Laser Treatment for Facial Vascular Lesions Work
The treatment is pretty straightforward and highly effective. A laser beam is passed over the area with a dose of powerful light and energy. This in turn dissolves into the oxyhemoglobin, which are red blood cells transporting oxygen and pigment into different areas of the skin. The absorbed light will eradicate any abnormal cells.
How the Treatment is Applied
There are several types of laser treatments that specialists will choose from, based on the condition of the skin. The therapy can also be applied to other sensitive areas of the face showing signs of spider veins or rosacea for instance. These include the nose, chin and cheek areas.
What Patients Can Expect
- Safety gear will be worn in order to shield your eyes from laser therapy.
- You will be reclined during the course of the procedure, as the specialist works their way across your skin.
- After the procedure, a topical antibiotic may be prescribed, and specialists also urge you to stay out of the sun for a period of two weeks or more.
Ask your doctor more about how to remove spider veins with laser therapy.