Facial vein treatments are a quick and effective solution to spider veins and other visible veins on the face. Led by Dr. John Burroughs, Springs Aesthetics specializes in laser treatments to offer the residents of Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock, and other areas of Colorado the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of facial vein treatment.

What is Facial Vein Treatment?

Facial vein treatment is a non-invasive solution for eliminating visible veins, broken capillaries, spider veins and other vascular lesions on the face. At Springs Aesthetics, we perform this treatment with the Spectrum Laser from Rohrer Aesthetics, a Long Pulsed YAG (LPY) Laser. The LPY laser emits a specific wavelength of light (2940nm) that is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal shut. This process eliminates the appearance of the veins on the skin. Facial vein treatment is effective for patients who want to reduce the appearance of the following conditions:

  • Spider veins
  • Vascular lesions
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Cherry angiomas

How Much Does Facial Vein Treatment Cost?

When you meet with Dr. Burroughs for a facial vein treatment consultation, he will recommend the best approach and develop a treatment plan. The cost of your vein treatment will be based upon that treatment plan. Most often a series of treatments provides the best and longest lasting results. For your convenience, Springs Aesthetics offers financing options through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®, and you can apply before you meet with Dr. Burroughs.

Am I a Candidate for Facial Vein Treatment?

A good candidate for facial vein treatment with the LPY laser is someone who has visible spider veins, matted and superficial vessels, or cherry angiomas on their face. The LPY laser is suitable for patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III. The best way to determine whether you’re a candidate for erbium laser skin resurfacing is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burroughs.

What is the Facial Vein Treatment Like?

During the facial vein treatment with the LPY laser, the laser light is applied to the skin in the targeted area. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal shut. The treatment is relatively quick and comfortable, with minimal discomfort often compared to the sensation of a rubber band snap. Treatment sessions are quick as most areas can be fully treated in 15 minutes or less.

What is Recovery Like After Facial Vein Treatment?

Following your facial vein treatment, there may be some post-treatment redness and swelling in the treated area. Cold packs can be used to reduce redness and swelling. However, most treatments have little to no downtime and few side effects. It is important to avoid sunlight and use sunscreen to prevent sun damage during the recovery process. It is recommended to refrain from exercising for three days, taking hot baths/showers, using hot tubs/saunas, or consuming alcohol/blood thinners for five days after the treatment.

What are the Results from Facial Vein Treatment?

The results from facial vein treatment are usually seen after 1-2 treatments. However, we may recommend a varying number of treatment sessions depending on the severity of your facial veins, with most patients achieving best results in 3 treatment sessions. At the end of the treatment process, some veins may be completely gone, while others may be lighter or unaffected. It is important to note that stubborn veins may require additional treatments, and results can vary based on the location of the veins on the body.

Dr. John Burroughs of Springs Aesthetics is proud to serve the men and women of Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock, Pueblo and other areas of Colorado. To learn more about facial vein treatment and our other laser treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation.