Laser Treatment For Visible Spider And Thread Veins On The Face

We all want beautiful skin but sometimes that doesn’t come easily. It takes a lot of time to keep up a flawless complexion, and working hard at having a clean, healthy, clear skin will ultimately give you lots more confidence, but it’s worth the effort. Redness in the face, especially around the nose and cheek areas is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages.

Facial thread veins, sometimes called spider veins, can sometimes be caused by sun exposure, smoking, excess alcohol, sometimes people have a family predisposition to them, but mostly they are just something that happens due to the ageing process. Many people suffer from these red or purple blood vessels showing on their face, they might appear as blotches, small veins or a complex network of veins, but in reality these blood vessels are not veins, but permanently dilated and broken capillaries and because they’re located close to the surface of the skin, they are highly visible.

Many things can cause thread veins:

  • Genetics
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Sun-exposure

There are things you can do to lessen or take away the spider veins on your face, and one treatment is a laser procedure, which is simple, safe and quick way to remove them. Laser treatment takes about fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on the size of the area you need treating. A laser gets applied to the skin directly above the spider veins, and the energy from the laser is preferentially absorbed by coloured tissues. The laser energy causes the spider veins to first heat up, and then collapse. After the treatment, the body will slowly re-absorb the veins.

Most clients feel only minimal discomfort, maybe some tingling or stinging sensations, but a topical anaesthetic cream can easily be applied if it’s needed. The treated skin might be slightly sensitive for a few days after treatment, but most people need no recovery time at all, and can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. The spider veins will look better after just one treatment, although in some cases, more than one session maybe required to get long-lasting results to get rid of them completely. Most people will need two or three courses of treatment, scheduled a month apart.

With the latest laser techniques, the removal of spider or thread veins is almost painless. It’s advisable to apply lots of moisturizer cream afterwards, and sunscreen application is essential to protect the skin after your treatment.