Most women expect to gain weight and have a few stretch marks when pregnant. However, many are surprised to see facial veins that can remain long after pregnancy. If you are struggling with this problem, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida offers a few effective facial vein treatments in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL.
What Is the Connection Between Facial Veins and Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, most women experience increased blood volume which puts more pressure on the blood vessels. Increased pressure can result in broken capillaries or create spider veins, which often develop on the legs and face. For some women, this problem can naturally disappear after delivery, but others are not so lucky. If you are a member of the latter group, below are some of the options you can expect to see at our laser center.
Laser therapy is effective for treating damaged facial veins that are close to the skin surface. During treatment, a member of our team uses a laser beam to heat the damaged vein, making it scar and stopping blood from flowing through it in the future. This treatment is effective for veins that are not necessarily a medical concern, but may be causing you to have decreased self-esteem. Constantly trying to hide facial veins with makeup can be a hassle, which is why laser therapy is such a good option.
With laser therapy, recovery time is usually relatively short as it’s non-invasive and does not cause any visible scarring. The treatment is suitable for surface veins. Men can benefit from this treatment as well if they find themselves in need of facial vein treatments. The laser technology we use ensures that only the targeted veins are damaged, and not any of the tissue surrounding them. Treatment time lasts about 30 minutes, which is convenient for a lunch break, although minor side effects may last for a few days.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is a light treatment that can help get rid of damaged veins and broken capillaries. Although it works like laser treatment, IPL employs multiple wavelengths. It is useful for restoring overall skin health, which includes vascular lesions. Multiple sessions are typically required to see your desired results, and each session typically lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the extend of the veins you want addressed.
If you are interested in either of these facial vein treatments offered at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, our staff would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We are conveniently located in Sunrise and Coral Springs, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!