Red vein removal
We get really excellent results on removing those unsightly red veins from your face. This is just one of our “see and treat” procedures where we are able to provide treatment and you then return to work or go home. Depending on the severity of the vessels, usually one treatment is sufficient and very rarely returns.
Following treatments, the vessels quickly clear as they are absorbed into the body leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
For Intense Pulsed Light (yellow filter) treatments a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorbtion by the vessels. The light is then pulsed over the entire affected area needing treatment.
A similar process is carried out with Co2 laser treatment except that special anaesthetic cream is used instead of gel to minimise any discomfort. This treatment is especially effective in females with rosacea after pregnancy and also in males who have hereditory tendances.
What are red veins (telangiectasia) on cheeks, chin, nose?
Telangiectasia is a condition in which widened capillaries (tiny blood vessels) cause threadlike red lines or patterns on the skin. These patterns, or telangiectases form gradually and often in clusters. They’re sometimes known as “spider veins” because of their fine and web-like appearance.
• Telangiectases are common in areas that are easily seen (such as the nose, cheeks, chin and sideburns).
• They can cause discomfort, look unsightly and people find them unattractive. Many people choose to have them removed.
How are red veins caused?
The exact cause of red veins is unknown. Researchers believe several causes may contribute to the development of telangiectases. These causes may be genetic, environmental, or a combination of both.
It is believed that most cases of telangiectasia are caused by chronic exposure to the sun or extreme temperatures (i.e. bakers near ovens, farmers in direct sunlight.)
This is because they usually appear on the body where skin is often exposed to sunlight and hot air.
More often than not, this condition usually occurs in the parents and grandparents and passed down in the genes.
Other possible causes include:
Pregnancy often applies large amounts of pressure on venules aging: aging blood vessels can begin to weaken rosacea: enlarges capillaries in the face, creating a flushed appearance in cheeks & nose alcoholism: this can affect the flow of blood in vessels and can cause liver disease.
How are they removed?
Removal is done by causing controlled localised damage to the vessel with special yellow IPL treatments and forcing them to collapse, and clear away as the body removes all dead tissue.
This removes the microscopic capillaries which cause the appearance of the red marks or patterns on the skin, which returns to the normal skin colour in just a couple of weeks.
It rarely returns and then only with odd deeper-set vessels that can be quickly removed with a follow-up free treatment.
They can also be removed if less than 1mm in width by a fractional Co2 laser. Aquarius sometimes uses a combination of both treatments depending upon severity and depth of capillary.
Heavy vessels before removal
Female with severe telangiectasias (red veins)
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