Spider veins on the face are cosmetically unsightly, but are too fine to be treated like varicose veins. 55% of women from 20 to 70 years old suffer from either spider veins, red spots, telangectasia or rosacea which makes this an extremely common problem. There are many reasons why people develop spider veins such as smoking, pregnancy, sun exposure, saunas and steam rooms, alcohol and harsh exfoliation of the skin.
At Complete Lasercare, we use the Veinwave machine to treat such vessels. Veinwave uses thermo-coagulation to treat red veins. Thermo-coagulation is based on a high frequency wave producing a thermal lesion with protection of the skin which is relatively painless with no bruising. Skin will be slightly red and inflamed following treatment, but normally recovers very quickly. A very fine micro-crust will develop over the vessels treated, which usually takes around a week to disappear.
Veinwave can be used on all skin types and complexions and it suitable for both men and women. A course of several treatments may be required to achieve optimum results and top ups may be necessary to maintain results.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.