How does it work?

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A precisely focused beam of pulsed laser light, using a specific wavelength targets haemoglobin in your blood vessel. Heat from the intense light source destroys small facial vessels, and broken capillaries, but leaves surrounding tissue unharmed. The destroyed blood and blood vessels, break down, dissolve and the body eliminates them during the healing process. Our state of the art Elite MPX Laser, offers a very neat, safe professional solution to obliterate vessels. The skin tissue is smoothed out and skin tone rebuilt without any evidence of scar tissue.

Facial veins are one of the most noticeable changes in your skin, the moment they appear as scattered red lighting bolts. Many people believe that a few here and there isn’t anything to worry about, but the aesthetic difference is always there. Our patients at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin know that the sun plays tricks on our skin the moment we step outside each day, so it’s important to use sun protection. Applying suncream each day before you leave your home can save you from unwanted facial veins. These facial veins are broken capillaries, usually in the cheeks, the chin and around the nose.

Factors That Increase the Appearance of Facial Veins:

  • Age (anyone over 30 will start to show signs of ageing)
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Rough facial exfoliation
  • Using excess hot water on the face or in the shower
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Genetics

If facial veins do begin to appear, there’s something you can do about them with laser vein removal. During you complimentary skin care consultations at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin, our cosmetic medical team will assess the condition of the skin and point out any facial veins that can be removed or reduced in appearance using our Elite MPX laser treatment device by CynoSure. To our surprise, many of our patients that come in for other skin care concerns are shocked to know there are permanent solutions to getting rid of facial veins without surgery. No matter what your skin type, we can treat your facial veins.

Is it Safe?

Yes. Laser vascular therapy is safe and effective for all skin types and colours. While there is some mild redness and swelling after each treatment, this subsides in a few days. Even this can be speeded up with appropriate skin care products, which our nurse can recommend. There is no scarring after treatment. Although blood vessels are destroyed, the surrounding tissue is left unharmed, and your skin will look and feel better.

How many treatment will I require?

Anywhere from one to four treatments are required. The number of treatments depends on your skin type, the size of the vein, and how your vessels react to laser light. The treatments are best spaced one month apart, giving time for an assessment of the effectiveness of each treatment in between sessions. Smaller veins respond more quickly to treatment. Larger veins may require alternative treatments before laser therapy is effective. Again our Nurse consultation is invaluable in giving you an understanding of the effectiveness of treatment for your particular veins.

Will it hurt?

You will feel only a slight pricking sensation during each session. Because of the cold air resource built into the handpiece during treatment, patients are pleased by this cooling sensation and say it eases any discomfort.

Are there side effects?

Mild swelling and redness are common, but this subsides within 48 hours. Your physician will offer some aftercare tips should you experience any of this redness or mild swelling that could come after facial vein treatments with our laser. Most patients say these effects don’t last long at all and often notice the immediate reduction of facial veins.

What other laser vascular treatments do we offer?

  • Facial Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Spider Veins
  • Leg Veins
  • Telangiectasia
  • Red Coloured Birthmarks
  • Port Wine Stains

How do I get a expert advice?

All mild vascular conditions can all be readily treated at Main Street. Raised, or large veins are not treatable with laser therapy. Our Nurse consultation will provide you with a full explanation as to what can or can’t be effectively treated.

Call Main Street Cosmetic & Skin for an appointment on 9739 3837 or to book a cosmetic consultation for facial vein removal. It’s never too late, to restore your skin.

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