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Facial Veins Los Angeles

Even though facial veins are being treated with sclerotherapy, a technique involving the injection of a chemical directly into a vein using fine needles, lasers and light based treatments are the best solution for facial reticular veins (blue small veins that usually appear under the eye or on temples), spider veins, thread veins and broken capillaries. The problem with sclerotherapy around the eye is that the medicine that is being injected could travel backwards into vital structures of the head and can cause vision loss or blindness.


Depending on the size of the vein and its color, Dr. Dishakjian, the cosmetic surgeon of the center, who also specializes in vein treatments, will either choose an IPL or one of the vascular lasers housed by our medical spa, Nu Vela. The advanced Cutera© and the Sciton Profile lasers that are used by Dr. Dishakjian are the best in their category. All laser and IPL procedures for facial veins basically work behind the same principle. The laser’s energy is selectively absorbed by red blood cells, and the generated heat destroys the vessels. Over time the remains are absorbed by the body and the targeted veins disappear.

In facial vein therapy, lasers are the treatment of choice for the deeper and larger veins because unlike IPL, a laser beam is focused and can travel deeper. Whereas IPL cannot eliminate an under-eye blue vein for example, the Nd:Yag laser equipped with a contact copper cooling tip gives excellent result. On the other hand IPL is the treatment of choice for the small broken capillaries of the nose and sometimes on the cheeks. Both laser and intense pulsed light are generally safe, provided they are handled by an expert physician like Dr. dishakjian, and you wear eye protecting goggles during the treatment.


Laser or IPL facial vein treatment procedures do not require any local anesthetic, the skin cooling device of the Nd:Yag laser and the cooling gel used during IPL treatment, together with the use of numbing cream minimize the pain caused by the light beams.

After the vein treatment, your skin will be red for a few days and depending on the laser and the type of vein that is treated, you may have some bruising and darkening of the veins. This normally resolves within 2-5 days, but in some cases it may take a number of weeks to do so. Occasionally, some degree of scarring and/or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) can occur in dark-skinned patients. Fortunately, however, the range of patients who can benefit from this treatment is very wide.


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