Vanish Your Veins
Laser Treatments to Reduce Facial Veins RI and Stonington CT
Is this your skin issue?
- Do you see more red marks and spots on your facial skin?
- Spider veins are small blood vessels that appear as red marks or areas on the skin.
The Science: Spider Veins on nose, chin, and cheeks
These small spider veins are usually caused by the natural aging process of the skin, sun damage, trauma to that site, certain skin disorders such as rosacea, or just your genetics (your skin destiny!). The veins can be fine-the diameter of a hair shaft. Or larger and more blue, like a piece of thread.
The Solution: Treat Facial Veins - Laser and Photo Rejuvenation (IPL) -Stonington CT
Spider veins on the face are most effectively treated with lasers. Lasers are medical devices which have changed and dramatically advanced the way we treat skin issues. The definition of a laser can help you better understand why your procedure is so safe and effective.
Lasers are unique light emitting devices which give off a single very specific wavelength of light-targeted to eliminate one issue or problem. Certain vascular lasers have been designed to just remove blood vessels, spider veins, and red marks--causing no tissue effect or damage to any other elements of the surrounding skin. The laser beam targets the blood vessels, and seals them ups.
After the treatment, the skin is mildly red and swollen, and requires a few hours of icing to reduce the local inflammation. Some treated vessels look darker for a few days, then begin to fade and disappear. Generally, patients return to work that day or the next day. The spider veins slowly resolve over 4 weeks. One to three sessions, spaced fours weeks apart, give best results.
Look at the pre and post laser photographs below to understand if a vascular laser can help your problem.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light, or photo rejuvenation, is a device that emits different wavelengths of light (not just one wavelength like a laser) and therefore can treat a more broad range of skin issues. The IPL device was created to treat combinations of skin issues, versus lasers treat just one skin target. The definition of an IPL can help you better understand why the IPL can best treat your combination of skin concerns.
An IPL can be used to treat facial redness and tiny blood vessels. While the lasers more effectively treat the larger visible thready blood vessels, the IPL reduces the diffuse background redness . After the IPL treatment, the skin is mildly red for a few hours; the treatment requires no time off from daily activities.
- The vascular laser and IPL treatments can be used together to treat the combination of thready spider veins and diffuse flushing and redness.
- The IPL and Laser Genesis both effectively treat diffuse facial redness and flushing.
- The IPL also can lighten brown spots so therefore is the treatment choice if you have a combination of both diffuse red and brown discolorations on your face.
Schedule a consultation with Daniella Duke, MD by calling 860-245-0000. She will personally evaluate your skin issues and describe the treatments that would be most helpful for you. Our office is located in Mystic, CT, a section of Stonington CT -- close to Groton CT, New London CT, Norwich CT, and Westerly RI.