There are a number of conditions that can cause red veins on your face. Post-menopausal women often experience a thinning of the skin which can reveal/enhance the appearance of blood vessels. Rosacea is a common skin disorder that can cause blood vessels to break or become dilated (a condition called telangiectasia).
And just as there are a number of causes and conditions, there are different treatment options you can pursue. It’s best to sit down with an experienced skin treatment melbourne specialist to determine which course of action is best suited to your skin, your needs and your budget, without sacrificing great results.
At the Victorian Dermal Group, some treatment options for facial veins include:
Aura KTP Laser – This laser works by emitting a beam of green light which penetrates the skins surface and hones in on the superficial abnormal blood vessels. Damage to surrounding tissue is avoided as the light is specifically absorbed by the red colour. While most patients find that the redness does not completely disappear, the skin colour does change to match the surrounding skin more closely.
Candela GentleMax Pro – The Candela Laser can be used for both hair removal and the treatment of facial veins, and works by delivering an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas. It offers a variety of wavelengths which means allskin types can be treated!
V-Beam Laser– The V-Beam Perfecta works fast and scores very low on the pain scale. This Laser works by delivering quick pulse-like bursts that heat vessels very quickly. The treatment is broken up with alternating bursts of cryogen spray that instantly cools and protects the skin. The pulsated laser energy delivered at a wavelength of 595nm penetrates the dermis and epidermis layers and is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels rather than surrounding tissue. The V-Beam laser hair removal melbourne is used to treat a number of skin blemishes such as Rosacea, red scars, birthmarks and pigment spots.
So what should you expect following your treatments? Contrary to popular belief, Lasers and treatments aren’t made up of fairy dust and magic wands so you should be prepared that you may experience some irritation and/or redness following your treatment; however this typically only lasts for a few hours. The majority of patients describe their treatment as “relaxing” and “therapeutic”, with visible results usually noticeable after the first treatment, and significant improvement noted after 2 – 6 weeks. Final results, however, may not happen for a period of several months, so it’s important to be patient and keep an open line of communication with your skin specialist if you have any concerns. You can immediately return to normal activities, using sunscreen if outdoors, though it’s recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment.
No question is a silly question – after booking your consultation make a note of all the questions you have regarding your skins treatment, e.g. will it hurt? Are there any side effects? Because each laser works differently and has different levels of effectiveness on different skin type’s answers to these questions will vary slightly from patient to patient. Which is why it’s so important not to make any assumptions based on another person’s experience or results – your skin care professional is the best person to tell you what to expect and when to expect it.
For the best treatment and experience money can buy, coupled with a team that has extensive knowledge of all things skin, book your consultation today with Victorian Dermal Group and take the first step towards beautiful, healthy skin.