Laser treatment helps people suffering from facial veins in pain free and simple ways!
Only a few years back those who suffered from facial veins had to, well, suffer from them. Today there are effective ways of curing them that leaves the patient pain free and vein free. So how do you remove facial veins in the best way?
Today the best way of removing facial veins bar none is laser treatment. A relatively new method it has been proven effective and having little to no side effects. Furthermore it’s a pain free method mostly related to the size of the vessels, but let’s have a look at the procedure from start to end.
- First of all let’s look at the facts about facial veins. Facial veins are thread veins, or what’s also known as broken veins, telangiectasias, or spider veins. They are wriggly red, or purple lines at the surface of your skin. Although known as broken veins, they are actually enlarged superficial veins. The reasons why we get thread veins are unknown – it seems to be part of aging and sometimes due to hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause. For the same reason it may be that women are more prone to getting them. Thread veins aren’t actually dangerous, but they tend to get larger and multiply with time. The reason most women want to get rid of them is because of aesthetics. On occasion teenagers can develop facial veins as well and usually one or both parents might have them and pass along the trait. Because it’s easier to treat them earlier on you could save both time and embarrassment by doing so.
- Laser therapy uses brief pulses of laser light to destroy smaller blood vessels. The lasers that work on facial veins do so by producing light energy that is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood cells which generates heat and closes off the vessels. Depending on your specific case, different types of laser are used. A pulsed dye laser or KTP laser is usually best for thin red veins which are close to the skin’s surface. Deeper blue or purple veins need a laser with a longer wavelength such as a long pulsed ND:YAG to reach them. In both cases you should feel minimal pain, but the bigger the vessels, the more heat is generated and there can be some minor discomfort. Each laser pulse lasts for about one thousandth of a second and attacks only the vein, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. The sensation has been likened to being hit by a rubber band and if you are very sensitive you can get an anesthetic cream to feel as little as possible.
- Usually three, or more treatments are needed to get rid of your thread veins, but sometimes they disappear after only one treatment. In some cases the veins don’t run parallel with the skin and then you can’t get rid of all of them, as it’s impossible to reach with laser if they go deeper, but you will get rid of about 90% on average, which is a very high number! Treatments are spaced out about 4-8 weeks apart.
Laser does what facial creams will never do – it treats the problem permanently. Your facial veins will disappear, so if you want to remove them now is good time to contact your dermatologist to see what type of help is available to correct the facial vein disease. All in all – laser is what you want if you want to remove your facial veins and eliminate the bothersome redness!