Facial Vein Treatments

Laser vein treatments are very effective in the treatment of vascular lesions or thread veins. Laser light is absorbed by the vein without damaging the surrounding skin and resulting in elimination of the vein. 

Broken veins on the face or spider veins are a common problem among the fair skinned Celtic skin types in Ireland. Laser vein removal treatments are very effective in treating unsightly thread veins on the face as well as other vascular lesions, such as spider veins, rosacea and port wine stains. Laser treatments are safe, fast and more effective than any previous treatments for these conditions.


How Does Laser work?

Laser vein treatments are very effective. Lasers emit light that is passed through the skin and causes the vein to break up and disappear. Smaller leg veins (up to 3 mm—about 1cm) may respond well to laser treatments. However, Sclerotheramay remains the gold standard for treating some larger veins.


Laser thread vein removal treatment explained.

Laser vein treatment is best described as feeling like a rubber band snap. Any discomfort can be eased with the application of topical anaesthetic and cool compresses After your treatment, you may resume your normal activities straight away.

Usually you will see results within a couple if weeks. Laser vein treatment works by heating the blood vessel resulting in resolution of the unwanted vein over the course of several weeks to months.


What Are The possible Side Effects?

Discomfort, best described as an “elastic band sensation against the skin” is usually short lived. Swelling and redness at the site of treatment is common. This resolves within 24 hours. After your treatment, the skin may be flushed, capillaries may appear darker. You may have some swelling in the treated area. A cold compress is applied to your skin after treament to minimise redness and swelling. These side effects are short lived and usually subside in 48 hours.

The most common side effect is bruising in the treated area. These side effects are short lived and usually subside in 48 hours. Possible side-effects are discussed in more detail with you at your visit.

You can decide to treat an isolated area such as nasal veins or opt to have your full face treated depending on extent of your veins . Many people who suffer from larger veins on nose and cheeks will have smaller veins elsewhere on their face. A full face treatment improves the overall facial appearance resulting in a more uniform complexion. Skin texture is also smoother.

Treatment duration varies from 15 minutes for small areas, larger areas such as full face can take up to 30 mins.

The number of recommended treatments varies from 2 -3 to up to four treatments depending on the extent of your problem. The number of treatment sessions depend on the type of lesion to be treated, its location, and the size of the lesion. Intervals between treatments are usually every 3-4 weeks.

Areas suitable for treatment include nasal area, cheeks, face, hands, chest and neck.

In summary if you suffer from broken veins or thread veins on your face, spider veins you can schedule an appointment in Our Vein Clinic by contacting 01-2000500 or emailing cosmeticdoctor@slievemore-clinic.com



Dr Lisa Fay
MB BCh BAO, DCH, MRCGP, HDip Derm, MSc Derm,, BTEC, FPC, MBACD

Dr Lisa Fay is the founder of CosmeticDoctor.ie. She has over 12 years of clinical experience and has been performing aesthetic treatments for over 9 years.

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