Facial Vein Treatment Melbourne
Our face is often the first thing people notice about us, and how we look can sometimes influence the way we are perceived. While most of us take great care in presenting our best face to the world, imbalances in our lifestyle or blood flow can result in unappealing spider veins or red blotches on the face. This is a common condition that affects a whole lot of people across the world. Though these are not life-threatening emergencies, but if left untreated over time, the emotional stresses they bring, can disturb the equanimity and balance of life.
As these veins and blotches are clearly visible on the face, they can mar your natural beauty and confidence. You could sense discomfort in social conversations, because people tend to be distracted from what you are saying and are more likely to be staring at your face. Why let your natural beauty be over shadowed by these unattractive, dysfunctional characteristics?
Skintech Medical’s Facial Vein Treatment in Melbourne combines assessment, diagnosis and treatment along with lifestyle changes and medical skin care to change the reason you draw people’s attention.
There could be a variety of causes for facial veins – like smoking, oral contraceptives, hormone therapy, sun exposure, ageing or even inherited causes.
Facial veins may be of two kinds:
- Telangiectasia – Spider Veins
- Rosacea – Blotches caused due to swelling and reddening
Telangiectasia is a condition in which the blood vessels near the skin surface or mucous membranes get dilated. These tiny venules appear like threadlike red lines or patterns on the skin. They appear in clusters and give the appearance of a web. Though they can appear anywhere on the body, they generally appear around the nose, cheeks and chin. They are also common on the legs.
It is generally benign, though in certain cases like Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) it may be the symptom of serious illness.
Though the exact causes are unknown, genetics and environment have known to play a part in the development of these symptoms. They are an outcome of weak or damaged valves in the veins. When the valves, do not open and allow the blood to leave the veins, it causes swelling.
Other conditions that increase the probability of Telangiectasia are birth control pills, hormonal changes, wearing a girdle or tight clothing, obesity, constipation.
Earlier it was believed that high venous pressure or venous hypertension was the cause, however it has been shown the underlying cause could be venous reflux disease. It is also believed that chronic exposure to sun and extreme temperatures are causes. Certain occupations involving prolonged sitting or standing also causes vein distention.
Sometimes these may manifest in the form of skin ulcers, when the vein are not properly drained. The skin is deprived of oxygen and it becomes difficult to treat. As the skin over the veins thins, an injury may cause excessive bleeding. Inflammations like phlebitis, may also be caused. Thrombosis, the formation of blood clots in the veins is life threatening.
Rosacea is a condition in which the facial tissue is unduly red. Largely observed around the nose, cheeks, chin and in between the brow, it may also be accompanied by broken facial capillaries and acne-like pustules. Other common symptoms are bloodshot/watery eyes, burning/stinging sensations and sensitive skin.
It is believed that certain climatic conditions and radiation (including UV) cause vessel wall abnormalities that lead to the condition. Earlier it was believed, that Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers is responsible, however, more recent studies have shown that a mite called Demodex Folliculorum may be the source.
Rosacea is uncurable. Skin damage, enlargement of the nose (rhinophyma), worsening or redness and facial capillaries, skin thickening aggravate if left untreated. Through appropriate therapies and regular maintenance it can be kept at bay.
The treatment makes use of latest, state-of-the-art technologies to precisely target the veins below the skin surface. During the facial vein treatment, quanta of energy are delivered to and absorbed by the blood vessels causing them to thermo-coagulate. This heat absorption caused clogging, enables the body to slowly absorb and dissolve the veins. Hence over follow-up treatment almost 99.99% of all facial unattractiveness can be treated.
Skintech Medical’s Facial Vein Treatment in Melbourne is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic corrective procedure. Since it uses concentrated energy pulses delivered through a hand-held device, patients describe the experience as small, quick snaps of a rubber band on the skin. Though the pain is minimal, some patients opt for applications of topical anesthesia prior to the procedure. After facial vein treatment, the pain is minimal to non-existent and recovery smooth.
Depending upon the condition of spider veins or discoloration, multiple treatments may be required. If the veins are thin, pink and red in color, they can be dissolved within two to three sessions. Darker or purplish veins are more difficult to remove and may require additional treatment sessions.
Follow-up treatment sessions are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Facial vein treatment duration varies according to the number of vessels and their locations. It seldom exceeds over an hour.
Food is an important triggering agent. Certain foods like liver, yogurt, cheese, spices, alcohol, hot drinks should be avoided. Exposure to direct sunlight or extreme weathers should also be moderated. Stress, physical exercise and menopause may also cause sudden red flushes.
Certain skin care products that contain alcohol (toners), topical steroids, Retin-A/Stieva-A (tretinoin) may also exacerbate the conditions. When using sunscreens, physical sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide cause less irritation to the skin. These do not enter the skin and are not absorbed by the body, unlike chemical sunscreens.
Anti-inflammatory agents like aloe, arnica, calendula, chamomile, cucumber, provitamin B5, feverfew, green tea, licochalone, perilla, red algae, red clover, thyme, willow herb and zinc can also be successfully applied on the skin to keep the condition in check.
Mineral make is more preferable as the large physical size of the molecules prevents them from entering and congesting the skin. These include Glo-minerals and Synergie minerals.
If the conditions are profound, then antibiotics like metronidazole gel (Rozex) or Clindamycin may be prescribed. Niacinamide and Salicyclic acid also have anti-bacterial properties. Retinaldehyde is another calming form of retinoid, that reduces endothelial growth factors.
Oral antibiotics are used for the treatment of inflammatory lesions like papules and pustules rather than the capillary redness.
Tetracyclines like minomycin and doxycycline are also used.
Macrolides like clarithromycin and azithromycin are also prescribed.
Skintech Medical’s Facial Vein Treatment offered at the Melbourne clinic is absolutely safe. Lasers have safely been used for over millions of treatments. As they treat only the targeted vessels, the surrounding skin and tissue is left undamaged. Sometimes bruising or redness does occur, but it heals over time. Risk of scarring is totally minimal.
Prior consultation with cosmetic nurses is recommended prior to signing up for the treatment. It helps in further assessment and in explaining the objectives and projected outcomes of the treatment.
So hurry and register for a FREE consultation with our trained and skilled staff and benefit from this non-invasive cosmetic Facial Vein Treatment in Melbourne!*