A typical treatment for facial veins with Intense Pulsed Light or the Cynosure Apogee Elite Laser can last from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Using a hand-held device, a medical provider delivers gentle pulses of light or laser energy to the affected facial spider veins or lesions. Treatment for facial veins target abnormal lesions or spider veins beneath the skin while leaving the healthy skin surface undisturbed.
Most individuals describe facial vein treatment to be very tolerable, describing the feeling as having a series of rubber bands snapped on the skin.
Recovery from Facial Vein Treatment
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 facial vein 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.
IPL Facial Vein Insurance Coverage
In most cases, facial vein laser treatments are performed for cosmetic purposes and therefore, the fee for facial vein treatment is usually not covered by health insurance. Facial vein treatments are available in packages, making a series of treatments very affordable for most women and men.
Facial vein treatments are primarily cosmetic treatments and are performed in our med spa locations. In Columbus, facial vein treatments are performed in our Gahanna, OH med spa. In Pittsburgh, facial vein treatments are performed in our Wexford, PA, Shadyside, PA and Mt. Lebanon, PA med spa locations.