Face – Varicose Veins Treatment
Face – Varicose Veins Treatment
How Are Varicose Veins Treated?
Varicose veins can appear on various parts of the body; this includes the neck and the face. Given the prominent location of these skin defects, a varicose veins treatment may be required to correct the problem.
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we perform treatment for varicose veins on a regular basis. To learn more about varicose veins treatment, as well as additional information about this skin defect, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
How Does Someone Get Varicose Veins on the Face?
Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins on the face are not always caused by poor lifestyle choices. Even though they can be a factor, most varicose veins appearing on the face can be down to genetics.
Varicose veins on the face and neck can be caused by an increase in blood flow to those areas; this causes any present blood vessels to become more prominent and visible.
There is also a medical condition that could cause varicose veins to appear on the neck and face; this condition is called rosacea. Patients who suffer from rosacea have skin that tends to flush easily. It can also be characterised by additional skin problems such as papules and red bumps.
Environmental damage to the skin can also be a factor in the appearance of varicose veins. One denominator is direct sunlight, since sun damage can cause veins to become more prominent; this is one of the reasons why it is so important to wear sunscreen throughout the year and protect your skin properly.
What Treatment Is Best for Varicose Veins?
Patients who suffer from varicose veins usually look at laser treatment to remove the problem. There are currently several laser treatments that can tackle varicose veins. Therefore, the laser used for your treatment can be subject to the cosmetic surgeon you choose, since most surgeons have their own preferences where lasers are concerned.
Most lasers used for the treatment of varicose veins consists of intense light; this light passes through the outer layers of the skin and targets the redness in the veins. By targeting those areas specifically, cosmetic surgeons can prevent damage to the surrounding tissue.
Lasers used to treat varicose veins were first introduced in Australia in 1994. Dr Daniel Lanzer was one of the first to use this laser in his clinics. He has also helped to educate dermatologists on the use of this laser and on various advancements in the world of laser therapy.
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Do All Lasers Target Red?
As we mentioned earlier, a laser used for varicose vein treatment will target the red colour inside the veins. However, this is not the case for all laser types; this is why the choice of laser is so vital for this type of treatment.
Some lasers will target other colours; this may include brown. There are also lasers who target water in the skin. While this may sound like something that cannot be used in the world of cosmetic surgery, the latter can be used to treat wrinkles.
Is More Than One Treatment Required for Varicose Veins?
Every patient has a different reaction to treatment with a laser; this could mean some patients need more or less than the average amount of treatments for varicose veins. At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, your progress will be monitored and additional treatments can be advised if they are required.
Most patients will need one to three laser treatments to tackle varicose veins. The results obtained from the procedure are relatively long-term. However, we must mention that new blood vessels can be created by the body in these areas again. Thus, a top-up treatment could be required in the distant future.
Can I Have a Tan Before Getting Varicose Veins Treatment?
The Dr Lanzer Clinic advises patients against getting a tan before their treatment. A tan can have cross-reactivity with the laser; this means the laser can pick up pigmentation of the skin opposed to the red in the blood vessels. As a result, the patient may get a scab from the treatment.
While a scab does not necessarily mean a complication, scabs could become scars if not treated properly. To ensure you do not encounter a scab formation, please speak to the Dr Lanzer Clinic about precautions to take before you procedure takes place.
Do I Need to Recover from Varicose Veins Treatment?
Most patients can resume their normal activities post-treatment; this since there is usually no downtime connected to laser treatments . That being said, patients can experience some redness or other side-effects from the laser treatment. Thus, it is important to follow the post-treatment guidelines obtained at the Dr Lanzer Clinic carefully.
Do you need more information about varicose veins treatment? Get in touch with the medical team at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for more information.