There are two key factors that can determine whether you’ll be susceptible to broken capillaries (blood vessels) on the cheeks, chin and nose. These factors are 1) genetics and 2) exposure to the elements. These broken veins on the nose and cheeks are what lead to unsightly facial veins. But these facial veins may be prevented from becoming more noticeable when treated early by a cosmetic physician and provided with continued maintenance. Our facial vein removal procedures at The DOC Clinic can help you to keep these broken capillaries from taking over your beautiful complexion.
Treatment Of Facial Veins
Dr Ed Omarjee offers two main options for treatment for broken capillaries that can otherwise result in the appearance of facial veins. The DOC Clinic can administer Nd:YAG (1064nm) laser or IDAS – 532nm (KTP laser) vein treatment or provide intense pulse light (IPL) vein treatment. Which option is best suited to you will depend on the size of the blood vessels to be treated and their location on the face. Dr Omarjee has found that combination treatments yield the best results.
Broken veins on the nose and cheeks
Ever wondered what causes broken capillaries on the cheeks and nose? They are largely the result of genetics and exposure to the elements (e.g. wind damage, extreme temperatures), but particular medications can exacerbate the flushed, red appearance and even people who have undergone radiotherapy can find themselves susceptible to facial veins. The condition is more prevalent among women, with hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and menopause linked to broken blood vessels on the cheeks and nose.
Effective laser treatment for facial veins performed by a cosmetic physician can drastically reduce the appearance of broken veins on the nose and cheeks. Enquire about nose vein removal procedures with us today.
How does laser treatment work?
Vascular laser treatment is effective because the laser light is absorbed into the blood that flows through the targeted vessels because of its pigment. The absorption converts light into heat energy, which raises the temperature of the blood. During the treatment, the heat generated from the vascular laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel, causing it to collapse and seal.
Some vessels may show visible disappearance immediately after treatment, while other destroyed vessel may be less visible or lighter in appearance. The laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vessel to collapse, and over a period of time, your body will slowly reabsorb that vessel, similar to a healing bruise. This process can take up to several week*s.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on the severity of the vessels, multiple facial vein removal treatments may be required. Your cosmetic physician should be able to tell you beforehand how many treatments you may need. On average, at least three facial broken capillary treatments are required initially. Improvement lasts for some time, but over time new veins will develop, requiring a touch-up treatment at a later date.
The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.
Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic can process Medicare claims in the clinic.
Medicare rebates may be available for some vein consultations and/or treatments. Please contact us to find out more.
Dr Ed Omarjee will discuss preventative measures that will help reduce further damage that necessitates additional laser treatment for facial veins. An effective sunscreen of SPF 50 must be worn daily directly post laser treatment, as your skin can be highly sensitive to the effects of UVA and UVB rays. Dr Omarjee will also discuss a medical grade skincare routine consisting of vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C to assist with maintaining your refreshed look.
Booking a consultation
To book an appointment or enquire about facial vein treatment with our cosmetic physician, contact our clinic on (03) 9021 6022 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit us at our Hoppers Crossing premises, located close to Point Cook and Werribee.