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Red Vein Facial Treatments and Vascular Birthmarks

What treatment is available for facial treatment? vascular injuries?

Broken veins (telangiectasia) of the face and vascular birthmarks It can be unpleasant and difficult to hide. Traditional treatment with diathermy or thermolysis systems (electrosurgery) has been replaced by less painful, safer and more effective light therapies. These can be more expensive than electrosurgery.

Various lasers are available to treat red skin, including pulsed tint (PDL) lasers, alexandrite To be, Nd: YAG, copper bromide, diode, Krypton and KTP laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems.

Pulsed dye laser treatment of facial telangiectasia


Pulse dye laser for telangiectasia, before treatment


Pulse dye laser for telangiectasia, day after treatment


Dye laser pulse for telangiectasia, 2 weeks later

What injuries are suitable for treatment?

Lasers and intense pulsed light machines target red skin, which arises due to the presence of a dilated surface blood vessels or due to a general increase in blood supply resulting in a reddened appearance. Suitable injuries include:

  • Facial telangiectasia (red veins)
  • Spider angioma
  • Rosacea
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Port wine stains
  • Childish hemangiomas
  • Angiokeratoma
  • Serpiginous angioma
  • Essential telangiectasia
  • Hereditary telangiectasia

Small red spots like cherry angiomas usually go away with treatment. The most extensive veins on the face generally require additional treatments about a month apart. High intensity diode laser photocoagulation is an effective treatment for venous Lake on the lip.

Blue vessels are more difficult to treat with a light or laser treatment because of their color, because they are larger in diameter, and because they tend to be deeper in the skin. These include large diameter vessels on the side of the nose and most of the thread veins in the legs. They can be best treated with sclerotherapy.

What can I expect during the treatment?

In general, no anesthesia It is required but there are some inconveniences. Some bruising and swelling may occur after treatment with IPL or PDL, and small crusts and swelling may appear after treatment with a copper bromide laser.

Some people take a couple of days off from work, but most people don't think ugliness is too bad. It is quite safe to apply makeup to disguise bruises or scabs if any occur. Any downtime is generally worth it as the results are mostly excellent.