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What Is the Best Facial Vein Treatment?

Published on January 9, 2024
Female patient has red vessels on her face

If you are bothered by visible facial veins, you will be happy to know that there are effective, non-surgical treatment options to help you restore a clearer, more even complexion. Board-certified physician and renowned phlebologist (vein doctor), Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, is an expert in treating facial veins.

Based on his advanced training and vast experience, light-based treatments and/or microwave energy treatments are the best way to eliminate damaged blood vessels in sensitive areas. When performed by a qualified phlebologist like Dr. Dishakjian, these techniques are safe and effective for treating facial veins under the eyes, around the mouth, along the jawline, and on the nose and cheeks.

Light-Based Facial Vein Treatments

Dr. Dishakjian’s most recommended light-based treatments for getting rid of facial veins include Nd: YAG laser treatments and Sciton IPL treatments. Though the type of light energy emitted by these devices differs, they work in the same way to eradicate facial veins.

During IPL and laser vein treatments, light energy from the device is absorbed by the discolored veins, causing thermal damage that destroys them. The body then absorbs the treated blood vessels over time.

Nd: YAG Laser Treatments for Facial Veins

Cutera®’s long-pulsed Nd: YAG laser can be adjusted to target damaged veins of any color and size. Its cooling tip even makes it suitable for treating the most delicate areas of the face, such as blue reticular under-eye veins, periorbital veins around the eyes, and veins in the temporal area.

Laser vein removal treatments are performed with topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Many of Dr. Dishakjian’s patients achieve their desired results after a single laser vein treatment.

Sciton IPL Facial Vein Treatments

Dr. Dishakjian often utilizes the Sciton IPL device to treat rosacea and facial spider veins. IPL facial vein treatments are gentler than laser procedures. Therefore, IPL facial vein removal is often an ideal approach for patients with sensitive skin and/or those with darker skin tones who are more vulnerable to post-treatment hyperpigmentation following laser treatments.

Microwave Energy Treatments for Facial Veins

Other options for removing facial veins include Veinwave® and VeinGogh™. These devices emit controlled pulses of microwave energy via a stylus-like handpiece with a very fine sterile needle tip. If broken vessels remain after a laser facial vein treatment, Dr. Dishakjian may recommend Veinwave® or VeinGogh™ to achieve more comprehensive results.

During treatment, the tip is inserted under the skin’s surface, just above the targeted vein. The energy pulse is then delivered, causing the vein to collapse without affecting the surrounding tissue. The damaged vein is then absorbed by the body, naturally, over time.

Choosing a Provider for Facial Vein Treatments

The importance of choosing a knowledgeable, experienced medical provider to perform your facial vein treatment cannot be overstated. Your safety and an optimal outcome depend on it.

Dr. Dishakjian’s advanced education and specialized training in vein removal makes him exceptionally qualified to remove facial veins, and he is proud to be considered a top provider of facial vein treatments in Los Angeles. If you are interested in becoming a patient at his practice and exploring your options for facial vein removal, contact Nu Vela Laser and Vein Center today to schedule a consultation.

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