Aesthetic vein issues are among the most visible signs of aging. Whether it’s a single vein that becomes knotted and discolored, or multiple veins that develop into spidery streaks of red, blue or purple, an inflamed vein has a huge impact on your appearance.
There are two common types of vein issues that may affect a patient’s appearance:
- Varicose veins – this term refers to larger veins, often that are located in the leg but can occur elsewhere, in which valves meant to keep blood flowing in one direction malfunction. This malfunction causes the blood to flow in the opposite direction, enlarging the vein.
- Spider veins – also known as telangiectasias, these smaller dilated veins most commonly develop in the face, specifically around the chin, cheeks and nose.
Vein disorders such as varicose and spider veins become more prevalent with age and can have a variety of possible causes, ranging from environmental damage from the sun or extreme weather to congenital predispositions.
Whatever the cause, these vein disorders are treatable. Inflamed or dilated veins can be removed altogether through the use of laser treatment.*
Precision Targeting to Eliminate Unsightly Veins
At Brea Wellness Center, our staff targets and eliminates unsightly veins through the use of an Intense Pulse Light laser, more commonly referred to as an IPL laser. This incredibly effective and adaptable small-tipped handpiece allows our technicians to attack the inflamed vein walls with laser light ranging from the 500 nm to 650 nm spectrum. This focused light helps to break down the vein walls, killing the unsightly vein without damaging the surrounding skin.*
Once the vein has been destroyed the body naturally removes the dead tissue, rerouting blood through new veins and replacing the old tissue with brand new skin.
*Results may vary
Though aesthetic vein issues are common, particularly as we get older, they are not permanent and can be treated and removed. The knowledgeable, professional staff at Brea Wellness Center have the expertise to help you restore your skin’s youthful appearance.* For more information on how we can assist you, contact our offices to schedule a consultation.