What causes redness in the face?
Many factors may increase the risk of developing facial veins and redness. These include aging, sun exposure, genetics, and trauma to the skin. Blood vessels may become more visible due to dilation and it can have a negative effect on one’s appearance. Facial veins and redness commonly occur on areas of the face such as the nose, cheeks, and forehead. Redness may also be caused by conditions such as rosacea, alcohol consumption and metabolic and systemic problems, such as liver disease and hormonal imbalances.
How do you reduce redness on your face?
Many patients feel that facial veins and redness can detract from their natural beauty. Thanks to modern developments in dermatology, patients are excited to find out that there is a solution! Dr. Shelton can assist with the use of the V-Beam Laser.
What is V beam laser used for?
The V-Beam Laser is used to reduce pigmentation and blood vessels. This pulsed dye laser treatment targets and destroys blood vessels. Not only can this be used on the face, but this treatment can also be used as an alternative to Sclerotherapy for spider and varicose veins. Light bursts treat the veins while protecting and avoiding damage to the surrounding skin tissue. This treatment can be used on patients of all ages, and has even been used on young children for the reduction of port wine stains. Many patients are relatively comfortable during their treatment with or without topical anesthetics.
Lasers are also used for the removal or reduction of pigmented lesions, tattoos, and for skin resurfacing to address problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, texture, and tone. Our dermatologists can assist in deciding which laser therapy is appropriate for each individual’s needs and desires.
Excel V Laser
What is Excel V laser?
Excel V is a combination 532 and 1064nm. laser allowing doctors to treat deeper and larger vessels than the more superficial 595nm. Vbeam laser. A cooling tip on the laser touches the skin to help make this a safe treatment. The laser energy heats the vessel or hemangioma from inside out helping the body destroy the vessel gradually. Some patients need several monthly treatments and others may only need one treatment. With all lasers there are risks and it is important to see a board-certified laser expert.