Facial Veins & Redness Treatment

Related Skin Conditions

  • Thread veins
  • Spider veins
  • Broken capillaries
  • Facial veins
  • Facial redness
  • Rosacea
  • Venous Lake
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Poikiloderma

About the treatment

At The Laser and Skin Clinic we use Cynosure’s Yag Laser Vein Removal treatment to minimise vascular skin concerns such as facial redness and facial veins also referred to as thread veins, spider veins, broken capillaries on the face and rosacea.

Laser Vein Removal is also highly effective laser treatment for rosacea, venous lake on lip area, poikiloderma on neck area and cherry angiomas on body areas.

How does Laser Vein Removal work?

The Cynosure Yag Laser targets facial veins with energy pulses leaving the surrounding area untouched. The hemoglobin inside the vein absorbs the energy and causes the blood to vaporise and the vein simply collapses. The treated blood vessels will in time disappear naturally as the body dissolves the vein fragments away.

Vascular skin concerns such as facial veins commonly referred to as spider veins, thread veins and broken capillaries are often a result of your genetics, sun exposure and other factors such as rosacea.

Thread vein removal laser treatment is most effective for small to medium size thread veins. The latest advances in Cynosure laser technology have given us a method to quickly and safely treat unsightly broken and dilated blood vessels without bruising or any complications.

The treatment for these broken capillaries is so precise and controlled making it possible to gently eliminate the unwanted vessels with minimal downtime. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment with Cynosure’s Medical Grade Laser Vein Removal treatment.

Whilst facial veins such as thread veins on face, neck and chest are best treated with Laser Vein Removal Yag Laser, thread veins the legs are often best treated by an injection treatment called Sclerotherapy Leg Vein Removal treatment.

Benefits of Laser Vein Removal

  • Clearer complexion in minutes
  • Medical grade laser
  • Visible reduction of spider veins, thread veins, broken capillaries
  • Treats all skin types safely
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Effective rosacea treatment in combination with cosmeceutical skincare
  • Treats all areas of the body and face

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ‘Best Clinic Ireland’ Award Winners at The Aesthetic Awards 2015
  • Provide Yag medical grade laser vein removal – NOT IPL
  • We treat all skin types safely
  • Our treatments are provided by highly trained and experienced Nurses & Laser Therapists
  • Our vein clinics are conveniently located across Ireland providing Laser Thread Vein Removal Dublin, Athlone, and Mullingar.

Thread veins, spider veins, broken capillaries medically known as telangiectasias are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter. They are small blue to red appearing blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin and occur either in lines or web-like patterns.

Most clients experience mild discomfort. To ease any discomfort cool air is applied to the skin at all times during your laser vein removal treatment. Clients have described the sensation to an elastic band being snapped on the skin.

Laser Vein Removal treatment with Cynosure’s Medical Grade Yag Laser is an extremely safe and effective treatment for facial veins and redness. Using the most advanced technology our highly trained and experienced nurses and laser therapists can effectively target veins with energy pulses leaving the surrounding area untouched resulting in minimal discomfort and downtime for the client.

To determine your suitability for Laser Vein Removal treatment a patch test and consultation will be required prior to treatment. Protective eye shields/goggles are worn by client and therapist during treatment. Cool air, Aloe Vera gel and ice packs will be applied to the area after treatment.

Laser Vein Removal treatment takes approximately 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area.

Depending on the severity of veins 4-6 Laser Vein Removal treatments are usually recommended although clients can see dramatic improvements following a single treatment. The exact number of treatments required will be discussed at your consultation and will depend on the extent and size of area being treated.

Laser Vein Removal treatment pricing ranges from €90-€200 per treatment. Exact quotes and pricing can be obtained at your consultation and will depend on the extent and size of area being treated. We also offer discounted courses with Buy 3 Get 1 Free options on all Laser Vein Removal packages. See our current Special Offers.

Over 2-4 weeks post Laser Vein Removal treatment, veins will fade. Each individual case is different and results depend on a variety of factors. Thread veins / spider veins treated do not reappear however new vessels may show up on the surface which can be then treated. However, conditions such as Rosacea can cause new veins to appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary.

Laser thread vein removal treatment is used to minimise vascular skin concerns on facial and body. Common areas treated include broken capillaries and red veins on the face typically seen on the nose, cheeks and chin.

Laser Vein Removal is also a highly effective laser treatment for rosacea, venous lake on lip area, poikiloderma on neck area and cherry angiomas on body areas. If you are looking for a solution to thread and spider veins on the legs see Sclerotherapy.

Protecting the skin from the sun and free radical damage by using a UVA UVB broad spectrum sunscreen and antioxidant Vitamin C is an important part of helping to prevent new facial veins and spider veins forming. Avoiding hot and cold extremes such as sauna, steam, hot showers is also recommended.

The majority of clients can return to work and normal daily activities on the same day. Generally, we recommend having some time off after treatment to cool the area. Depending on the size and extent of areas being treated recovery may vary to a few hours to a few days.

Veins can appear darker after treatment before the fade over a few days. Following treatment, it is advised to cool the treated area(s) at regular intervals with ice packs.

After effects are usually short term and can include darkening of veins treated, redness, slight swelling, puffiness which can last from a few hours to a few days. Adverse reactions are risks are rare but can occur. Blistering, scarring, indentation is uncommon but can occur. Adhering to your aftercare advice will reduce any potential risks and adverse reactions.

  • No sun tan or recent use of sunbeds 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • No fake tan for 10 days prior to treatment
  • Remove makeup prior to treatment
  • Any changes to initial medical history or medication please inform the clinic prior to your treatment
  • Discontinue any products that contain glycolic, retinol, or Benzyl Peroxide
  • Wear sunscreen which contains both UVA and UVB protection daily.
  • Areas treated are cooled in the clinic – continue to cool treated area with an ice-pack/Aloe Vera at home on the same day.
  • Avoid hot extremes for 24-48 hours after your treatment such as sauna, steam room, hot baths etc.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid using harsh products such as retinol/glycolic for 1-week post treatment.
  • If you experience any adverse side effects i.e. blistering, please contact us immediately.

Laser Vein Removal Treatment