Laser Facial Vein Treatment
This is a laser treatment used to reduce veins on the nose and face.
How does it work?
The procedure uses a focused beam of light to target the vein. As the laser heats up, the vein is destroyed and over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.
How effective is it this treatment?
Most patients report a high degree of satisfaction with the procedure although the results are not immediate. After the laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color, then eventually disappearing in two to six weeks.
What are the pre and post instructions?
- There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, but you will want to avoid sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for at least a week prior to the procedure.
- As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.
- The skin above the veins will have a reddish, cat-scratch appearance. This generally disappears over the next two days.
What is the treatment’s timeframe?
It is generally recommended that the treatments be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results.