Laser Spider Vein Removal Gets Rid of Red Facial Veins
Visible red facial veins – often called ‘spider veins’ – can undermine a person’s self-confidence at any age. And while facial veins are seldom a medical problem, they can have a variety of negative impacts on one’s quality of life, ranging from every day annoyance to a loss of self-esteem.
Medically called telangiectasia, red facial veins affect both women and men and can be caused by heredity, aging, and UV sun exposure, and a variety of other factors. And, unfortunately, red facial spider veins (also sometimes referred to as broken veins) on the face are frequently impossible to conceal even using a lot of makeup.
The good news is that Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights area offers a safe, effective and affordable laser vein treatment that can get rid of red spider veins on your face for good.
In this article we answer discuss the causes of facial spider veins, as well as best way to get rid of unsightly and frustrating telangiectasia once and for all!
Causes of Red Facial Spider Veins
Genetics plays a primary role in the development of red facial veins. Individuals with a family history of spider veins are more prone to develop them.
Pregnancy is another common contributor to spider veins. When carrying a child the increased volume of blood in the body creates significant pressure on the blood vessels, causing even small veins to swell, and sometimes rupture. The hormonal changes during pregnancy may also result in facial spider veins. In many cases, spider veins vanish shortly after delivery – however some women are left with lasting network of visible red spider veins.
Excessive sun exposure can also cause facial spider veins, by expanding and pulling blood vessels closer to the skin. But surprisingly, other significant fluctuations in the weather might also contribute to spider veins by impairing blood circulation. This can result in flushed skin on the face that eventually causes blood vessels to rupture, resulting in spider veins.
A rapid, severe shift in pressure within the body can also result in the appearance of spider veins. This pressure shift might be triggered by a strong sneeze, extended coughing episode or vomiting that causes blood vessels to rupture, resulting in spider veins.
Alcohol intake can temporarily dilate the blood vessels – which is why people often have a red face when drinking. But frequent alcohol use can result in blood vessel breaks that cause spider veins to become permanently visible on the face.
Rosacea is a fairly common skin disease condition that causes fair skin to become flushed and red due to enlarged veins. People with rosacea often experience spider veins.
How Laser Vein Removal on the Face Works
At Advanced Laser Skin Care & Spa in the Sterling Heights we offer state-of-the-art elos laser vein removal to eliminate spider veins from the face. elos stands for “electrical optical synergy” – which refers to the combination of cold and thermal energy to safely get rid of spider veins on the face.
The elos laser vein treatment seals the veins by sending a single, targeted beam of radiofrequency light energy – coupled with a pulse of broadband laser heat energy – directly into the vein.
When a laser pulse is delivered, the heat energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin (red coloration) in the blood without damaging the surrounding skin. As the veins absorb the laser energy into the vessel, it effectively blocks blood flow through that vein. Additionally, the heat energy directly damages the blood vessel wall.
Once the vein is injured, it no longer transports blood, and it can be broken down by the body. The spider veins then disappear over time as they are absorbed by the body. The process of natural waste removal will flush them from the system.
Elos Laser Facial Vein Removal Process
The entire laser vein procedure is typically completed in less than an hour. To protect the eyes from the strong laser beam, opaque protective goggles are worn by the patient.
The laser itself is equipped with a cooling mechanism that alleviates any sense of burning. So, most patients typically just experience a little tingling sensation as the laser files. Although the majority of patients report only minor discomfort, a topical anesthetic (numbing agent) may be applied to help patients feel more comfortable and at ease.
Laser Vein Removal Results
Following laser therapy, the veins beneath the skin progressively change color and finally vanish within two to six weeks. Immediately following the operation, the veins are sometimes redder than they were prior to therapy, as they are broken down and absorbed and eliminated by the body.
One week after treatment, there may still be some redness, but there will be a considerable reduction in visible veins. Abstaining from alcoholic beverages and smoking for two days prior to and two days following your treatment will accelerate healing.
By six weeks, there will be a dramatic improvement the treatment area providing noticeably more clear skin.
Laser Facial Vein Removal | Sterling Heights Area
With elos laser spider vein removal there is no need for surgery or painful injections. Treatments are performed entirely outside the body, eliminating the risk factors that comes with many other treatments for spider veins, like sclerotherapy or endoscopic laser vein treatment. Best of all, there is no downtime following the procedure.
Advanced Laser Skin Care and Spa is a leading facility for laser vein treatment where you can finally get rid of unsightly, confidence-busting spider veins. If you’re in the greater Sterling Heights are and you want to get rid of spider veins once and for all, schedule a consultation today.
Laser Facial Vein Removal | Sterling Heights Area: 586.286.4508