The laser is composed of a single wavelength of light. It passes through the skin and is absorbed by the unwanted vessels. As this occurs, some veins will vanish while others may darken and go away gradually over several weeks. At Dermatology and Laser Center of Oklahoma, we have multiple lasers that treat facial veins, and the goal of our consultation is to match the laser that is safest and best suited for your skin type and veins.
You will be given goggles for eye protection prior to the procedure. Cold gel will be applied to your skin and the laser will also cool your skin during treatment. As the laser pulses, you may feel some mild stinging though it should not be painful. Most treatments take 10-30 minutes, depending on the number of vessels being treated.
In general, 1-2 treatments are needed. Treatments are spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart. Unfortunately, not all vessels will respond and some may return gradually over time, especially if you are prone to them. Some patient’s choose to come in once every few years for maintenance treatments.
Following the procedure, the treated veins may disappear; alternatively, they may appear gray in color and then disappear over weeks. Your skin will be pink for several hours, though makeup may be applied if desired. Rarely, scabs may occur.
We suggest avoiding any sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to each treatment. If possible, come into the clinic without any makeup or creams on the areas to be treated. Alternatively, we will have you wash your skin prior to treatment. If the treatment site is near your hair, avoid an alcohol based hair products/spray the day of the procedure. If desired, bring makeup with you to the appointment to apply when finished.
The cost of the initial treatment depends on the size of the area being treated, and ranges from $325.00-$550. A discounted rate is available for additional treatments performed to the same area within 3 months of the initial procedure.
Pre Treatment - Chin
Post Treatment - Chin
Pre Treatment - Left Cheek and Nose
Post Treatment - Left Cheek and Nose
Pre Treatment - Right Cheek and Nose
Post Treatment - Right Cheek and Nose