Facial Vein Therapy
Facial veins are a common cosmetic concern as they tend to detract from optimal facial aesthetics. The veins occur in association with rosacea, cumulative sun exposure, and the passage of time. Facial vein treatment is best rendered by laser in most cases. In some cases, especially for those with larger veins located on the nose, electrosurgical treatment may supplement laser therapy or be a preferred form of therapy. Topical treatments are being studied to help temporarily shrink facial veins without laser treatment. These topical prescription treatments may have convenience and value issues for patients if and when they become FDA approved and commercially available.
When clinically appropriate, Redding Derm favors facial vein treatment via vascular laser. The results are impressive and carry a very low risk of complication with little to no downtime. Treatment is slightly uncomfortable, but quite tolerable. Transient facial swelling occasionally occurs, but employment and social activities can generally continue without disruption.
Redding Derm provides facial vein laser services via two identical VersaPulse Cosmetic lasers. VersaPulse Cosmetic Laser remains the gold standard for laser facial vein treatment – more than twenty years after its introduction by Coherent Medical. Our VersaPulse lasers are deluxe models. They are very expensive to maintain, but provide superior results that warrant the extra expense. Not only do the lasers treat facial veins, they are designed to effectively treat unwanted tattoos and brown freckles as well.
Facial vein treatment sessions are generally thirty minutes in duration. Topical anesthetic may be applied pre-treatment to minimize discomfort. Noticeable results are seen after one treatment; optimal results take from one to three treatments. Consultation is generally required before treatment is scheduled. Three on-site providers and two lasers allow for easy access to facial vein laser treatment for Redding Derm patients.
Over time, facial veins treated by laser may tend to slowly regrow. This tendency can be minimized by high quality skin care products, sunscreen, and control of any underlying rosacea tendencies.