Dr. Verebelyi is one of the few doctors in Colorado certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. As a vein specialist, he has treated countless patients for vein problems such as facial veins and redness, spider veins, and varicose veins. The advanced vein treatments offered at Colorado Skin and Vein utilize the most cutting-edge technology and are often covered by insurance. If you are unsure which treatment may be right for your symptoms, read on for more information.
Facial Veins & Redness
Facial veins and redness are often the result of enlarged capillaries and venules or a condition known as rosacea. They usually appear as red, bruise-like spots on the face, but unlike a bruise, they do not disappear or heal. Enlarged capillaries are often easier to detect with age because the skin becomes thinner over time. Dr. Verebelyi can correct this condition with the Pulsed Dye Laser in just a few short treatments.
*Individual Results May Vary.
Pulsed Dy Laser
The Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) targets the affected blood vessels using a concentrated beam of light. The light is converted to heat, which damages the unwanted veins without harming the surrounding skin. The damaged veins disappear over the course of a few weeks as the body naturally absorbs them.
Each treatment takes just a few minutes to complete and requires no downtime. The best results often require three treatments, but those with severe rosacea may need five or more.
Anesthesia is not required because pain is minimal. Just before each laser pulse, the machine produces a cold spray that helps minimize any discomfort.
Bruising may result from treatment, but it is often minimal. When bruising does occur, it usually subsides within three to ten days. A less common side effect is a temporary change in skin pigment, which can last a few weeks. Scarring with the Pulsed Dye Laser is extremely rare.