Skin vessels that increase in size or burst close to the skin surface can cause a number of skin concerns, including rosacea and broken capillaries. Discover our treatments for facial veins, spider veins, redness and more including laser and skincare.
Skin Vessel Conditions and Their Causes
Skin vessels are naturally occurring in our bodies. However, when they increase in size or number they can become visible on the skin and not only look unsightly, but lead to a variety of skin conditions. Rosacea is a common condition which is triggered by a sudden rush of blood flow to your face. Redness and small bumps are a sign of rosacea and can be triggered by factors such as saunas, sneezing, showering and alcohol consumption. Other skin vessel conditions include broken capillaries, spider veins, port wine stains and varicose veins which typically appear on the legs.
Skin Vessel Treatments
We offer a wide range of treatment options to correct skin vessel conditions with little downtime and minimal side effects. A no obligation consultation with one of our Cosmetic Physicians, Clinicians or Aestheticians is essential so that the treated area can be examined and assessed for the most suitable skin vessel treatments.
Our treatments range from creams to laser and include:
Laser Treatments for Skin Vessel Conditions
Our advanced laser therapy technology enables us to safely, effortlessly and successfully treat facial veins & spider veins, also known as telangiectasia. Laser energy can also be used to effectively treat many other skin conditions, including redness, pigmentation, uneven skin texture, sun damage and more. Laser Genesis gently heats the upper dermis to promote collagen regrowth as well as reduce redness caused by dilated capillaries. YAG Laser targets the red pigment in red blood cells found in capillaries and spider veins to reduce their appearance as well as remove blemishes and correct hyperpigmentation at a deep level. This is an invasive therapy and carries risks so it is important to discuss the procedure in detail with our dermatologists.
IPL therapy uses light wavelengths to target affected areas while leaving healthy cells alone. It can effectively treat signs of sun damage and ageing of the skin.
Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins
This therapy involves injecting a special solution into blood vessels to make them shrink, minimising the appearance of spider and varicose veins. It can treat veins that are close to the skin as well as deep beneath it with the assistance of ultrasound. Multiple injections are generally required for longer veins.
Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Vessel Conditions
Prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen can lead to sunburn and sun damage to the skin. Photodynamic Therapy is an innovative treatment that combines light with photosensitising agents to destroy abnormal cells in the skin that can lead to cancerous lesions. It’s also effective in treating acne and rejuvenating the skin for a more even skin tone and texture.
Understanding the Procedure
Your Me Clinic dermatologist will study the surface of the skin during your initial consultation and put together a treatment plan that suits your skin and aesthetic goals. The procedure process will depend on the type of treatment needed and you will be given all pre and post treatment information prior to the date.
What to Expect During Skin Vessel Treatments
Most of our skin vessel treatments are non-invasive and patients can return to normal activities shortly after. Laser treatments can take between 30-60 minutes to perform depending on the type of treatment, area and skin condition. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a needle into your veins at different points to block blood flow and minimise the appearance of abnormal veins. During Photodynamic Therapy, a photosensitising agent will be applied to the area before a red or blue light is used to activate it. The process varies for each skin vessel treatment – your doctor or aesthetician will walk you through each step beforehand.
Costs of Skin Vessel Treatments
The cost of your skin vessel treatment will largely depend on the type of treatment and how many sessions are required. To understand what it will cost you, contact us to book in for an appointment at one of our clinic locations or fill in the consultation form on the website.
Me Clinic has over 35 years of cosmetic medicine experience to share with you. We ensure that you will be fully informed and understand all of your options before commencing any treatment.
Pre and Post-Treatment Care for Skin Vessel Conditions
Pre and post-treatment care for laser therapy will generally involve avoiding sun exposure before and after the treatment. Compression stockings may be necessary for procedures such as sclerotherapy that treats veins in the leg. Your Me Clinic doctor will advise you of aftercare instructions for long-term maintenance. These may include incorporating cosmeceutical skincare products such as retinoids into your skincare routine, applying medical creams and taking supplements to support healthy blood flow and healthy skin.
Skin Vessel Treatments for Different Skin Types
Your skin tone and type is very important in determining which skin vessel treatments are right for you. Our practitioners can formulate a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs to give you the best results possible. We offer treatments for all skin types and will work closely with you to choose the technology and treatment that will help you achieve your aesthetic skin goals.