Love Your Skin Again With Cosmetic Treatments in Pittsburgh
Unfortunately, too many of us are familiar with those pesky little lines found on our skin known as spider veins. Although they’re commonly found on the legs, these veins can also appear on the face. You may have wondered what causes these unwanted lines and if there’s anything you can do to get rid of them. Just because they’re in a sensitive area – like your face – doesn’t mean they’re untreatable. Achieve flawless skin with cosmetic treatments!
In this guide, we’ll reveal what you need to know about spider veins and how to get rid of them for good with treatments at Cosmetic Laser Centers℠.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins form when the capillaries in the skin on your face become dilated. This results in small lines that resemble branches or webs on the skin, hence their name. They can be red, blue, or purple, and don’t normally have a texture.
Spider veins can appear for a variety of reasons, including lifestyle, heredity, sun exposure, trauma to the skin, hormones, and other factors. Men and women can both experience spider veins, however they’re more commonly found in women.
Although spider veins are harmless, they can take a toll on our self confidence and how we perceive ourselves. Fortunately, there are cosmetic treatments that can target them and revitalize your skin.
Not All Spider Veins are the Same
Spider veins look the same no matter where they are on the body, but how they are treated depends on their location. Spider veins on the lower extremities are treated using a different method than those on the face.
Sclerotherapy is a highly effective and safe procedure used to treat spider veins found on the thighs and legs. It involves injecting a solution directly into the vein, causing it to fade within a few short weeks.
On the other hand, light and laser treatments are used to get rid of small facial spider veins and vascular lesions.
Say Good-Bye to Facial Spider Veins with Light and Laser Treatments
Light and laser therapy treatments are non-invasive procedures used to get rid of facial spider veins. They use laser light to heat and damage the targeted area, causing it to eventually close up.
IPL, or intense pulsed light is the most common treatment for spider veins on the face. During this process, scattered wavelengths of light heat and damage the broken capillaries. They’re then absorbed by your body, making them disappear over time.
Fraxel® laser treatments are another method used to target unwanted facial spider veins. This special laser produces thousands of tiny laser columns that are able to penetrate deep into your skin and stimulate collagen production. An increased amount of collagen will then resurface damaged skin and regrow healthy skin cells, ultimately creating a new layer of flawless skin.
What to Expect During Your Treatment
Spider vein treatments are easy and painless. To have the best experience possible, it’s important to know what to expect as you go into your consultation.
At your consultation, our medical provider will examine your area of concern and discuss your desired results. This is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have about IPL or Fraxel® laser treatments.
It’s likely that multiple treatments will be needed to achieve your skincare goals. Each treatment will be spaced out across a span of four to six weeks.
Facial spider vein treatments require minimal downtime. Before and after your session, it’s vital to avoid the sun and other UV sources.
Explore Our Services at Cosmetic Laser Centers!
Facial spider veins are a point of insecurity for men and women of all ages. At Cosmetic Laser Centers, our medical providers want to help you love the skin you’re in. Get rid of your spider veins once and for all with our light and laser treatments!
You’ll be in good hands from your initial consultation to your very last appointment. Our providers are dedicated to helping you achieve the skin you’ve always dreamed of and are there to help every step of the way.