Melanie Palm is a nationally recognized dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon specializing in the treatment of broken blood vessels on the face called facial telangiectasias or visible facial veins. Palm lectures on facial rejuvenation including vein treatment. She offers many effective injectable treatment options for telangiectasias. Small facial veins called telangiectasias or broken blood vessels occur due to age, genetics, sun exposure, medical conditions, and occasionally localized trauma.
For those who are tired of those small blood vessels around the nose, cheeks or chin there is a very effective alternative in laser therapy. Once you and Dr. Coker have discussed which areas are to be treated you are placed in a reclining position and asked to wear a pair of safety goggles. The laser light is aimed directly over the skin with a hand piece that also gently blows a cool air to help minimize any discomfort. The light is emitted in short sequences and is often described as a tiny slap of the skin. Everyone admits that it is a little uncomfortable but is also short lived and never as bad as they had anticipated. Immediately following the treatment you will see a reddish color and mild swelling.
Don't miss out! Create your free JWatch. JS Dover reviewing Broska P et al.
This results in small, red lines that spread out into a web-shaped form. While harmless, broken blood vessels can become a nuisance if they make you self-conscious. The good news is that spider veins are typically treatable. You first need to figure out the underlying cause. Some people tend to develop spider veins more than others.