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Rosacea – Facial Spider Vein Removal Treatment
Female Image Gallery Rosacea – Facial Spider Vein Removal Treatment
About The Procedure
The laser treatment, sometimes called KTP laser, targets the fine red veins or capillaries of the face that most commonly appear around the nose and on the cheeks. The treatment (often called Rosacea Treatment) is performed in the clinic and the patient is capable of returning to their normal activities immediately following the treatment. This treatment is also used for:
- Reduction of pigmentation
- Reduction of sunspots
- Reduction of freckles
- Reduction of sun-damaged skin
- Removal of raised lesions such as seborrhoeic keratoses, dermatosis papulosa nigra
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What the laser does is send a pulse of energy into the capillary that literally vaporizes it. The result is that the capillary disappears and closes. Technically, KTP laser is a beam generated by a neodymium:YAG laser is directed through a potassium titanyl phosphate crystal to produce a beam in the green visible spectrum; used for photoablation and photocoagulation. Fancy description for a treatment that is relatively pain free and gives visible results. The laser treatment is performed in one of the clinic procedure rooms and takes from 15-45 minutes in total depending upon the amount of facial veins present. Performed by a cosmetic nurse, this treatment delivers results to remove those unsightly facial veins.
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Before having a treatment, the cosmetic nurse or doctor will discuss with you what you are wanting to achieve, and a treatment plan is discussed and agreed to prior to commencing any treatment. We are here to deliver positive results and only provide treatments as agreed with the patients. For working out a treatment plan with a cosmetic nurse which includes working out a satisfactory costing, please contact the Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic on (02) 9362 7400.
It is important after treatment to avoid sun, hot showers or hot foods such as curries for the first 24-48 hours as the heat can revascularize the veins and open them up and allow the blood to return and hence the reddened appearance.
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How Do I Remove Spider Veins On My Face?
For spider veins on the face—usually around the cheeks and nose—we use the KTP laser which is very successful at removing these unattractive blemishes. Further skin damage, usually from wind and sun will result in the reappearance of these veins and the laser therapy will have to be repeated. No anaesthesia is needed for this laser treatment. The patient wears special goggles during treatment to protect the eyes. The cosmetic surgeon traces out these small veins with a laser light which obliterates them. A laser session usually takes about half an hour. A second session may be needed.
What Can I Do About The Deep Lines Around My Lips & Cheeks?
For deeper and more extensive lines I prefer to resurface the upper lip with either dermabrasion or the carbon dioxide laser treatment. The smooth resurfaced skin takes seven to ten days to heal and leaves new, pink skin which for six to eight weeks requires makeup to conceal and sunscreen for protection. The new, smooth upper lip can be a little shiny and lighter in colour than the rest of your face. This is why resurfacing the whole face is sometimes better so that there is a uniform lighter colour all over rather than have a demarcation line around your mouth and a sun-tanned, freckled complexion on the rest of your face.
Before and After Facelift & Dermabrasion by Dr Hodgkinson