Facial Vein Treatment
Pittsbugh, PA | Columbus, OH
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) facial vein treatment is a non-invasive spider vein laser treatment for facial telangiectasia, reticular veins, rosacea and a full range of other benign lesions. Intense Pulsed Light eliminates facial veins and veins from the body using the heat energy from Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to selectively target the abnormal facial veins while leaving the healthy surrounding skin undisturbed.
In addition to removing unwanted facial spider veins and vascular lesions, IPL provides dramatic results for a variety of conditions including:
Learn More About Facial Veins Treatment:
A typical treatment for facial veins with Intense Pulsed Light can last from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Prior to a facial vein treatment, the area is cleansed to remove any oils present on the skin, and a topical desensitizing gel is applied and given time to take effect.
Using a hand-held device, a medical provider delivers gentle pulses of light to the affected facial spider veins or lesions. IPL laser treatment for facial veins targets abnormal lesions or spider veins beneath the skin while leaving the healthy skin surface undisturbed.
Most individuals describe the IPL facial vein treatment to be very tolerable, describing the feeling as having a series of rubber bands snapped on the skin.
Following the facial vein treatment, most people are able to return to work and resume most activities immediately. Some very slight redness and swelling is normal and dissipates in several hours.
Generally, treated facial spider veins will at first darken and then begin to lighten and eventually fade away completely. The healing process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month.
Small superficial facial veins diminish nicely with IPL facial vein laser treatments. Depending on the severity of the facial veins, multiple treatments, scheduled at least one month apart may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
In most cases, IPL facial vein laser treatments are performed for cosmetic purposes and; therefore, the fee for IPL facial vein treatment is usually not covered by health insurance. IPL facial vein treatments are available in packages, making a series of treatments very affordable for most woman and men.
Does IPL Facial Vein Treatment provide permanent results?
Because Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Facial Vein Treatments are completely noninvasive, results are seen gradually. The number of facial vein treatments needed depends upon the severity of facial spider veins and the area being treated. Generally, multiple treatments scheduled one month apart will produce the desired results.
Are there any risks associated with IPL facial vein treatment?
The risks associated with IPL facial vein treatments are minimal -- the laser may cause redness and inflammation to the treated area. Facial vein treatments with Intense Pulsed Light are completely non-invasive and requires no downtime. Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately following treatment. It is recommended that sunscreen be worn daily as the treated area will be sensitive to UV rays.
What are the alternative treatments to IPL facial vein treatments?
Intense Pulsed Light facial vein treatment is the recommended treatment for facial spider veins, facial telangiectasia, reticular veins, rosacea, etc. In some cases Sclerotherapy may be performed on the face for facial veins. However, The Skin Center Medical Spa offers other types of varicose vein and spider vein treatments for the body that can be performed alone or in conjunction with each other. Alternative varicose vein and spider vein treatments may include:
- Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Treatment
- Microphlebectomy Varicose Vein Treatment
- Varicose Vein Laser Surgery
Schedule a Free Consultation: