Many people who suffer with facial veins find that they have a huge implication on their confidence and self-esteem. Because the NHS does not treat them it’s important to do your research on where to get them treated.
There are several procedures to treat facial thread veins. The right option is selected based on the intensity, size, colour and location of the vein(s).
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) works very well in treating any diffused redness additionally it is also beneficial if you suffer with Rosacea.
For the more defined red veins that develop on the cheeks and chin area, Electro Surgery is a good choice. This method uses a current to heat and cauterise the vessel. The blood then clots, before it is broken down and reabsorbed by the body, leaving the skin to heal and the dead skin cells to flake away.
For larger, darker veins and those that are bluey green coloured (that do not bulge) an Nd:Yag laser can be used to heat and destroy the vessel. Most veins on the forehead and temple can be treated with Laser, IPL or Electro Surgery.
When the veins bulge, they can often be too big for effective treatment with the non-surgical options. In these cases, surgical removal is the better option to achieve a good result. The procedure is known as ‘phlebectomy’ which literally means removal of the vein.
The local anaesthetic technique for doing this has been developed and is undertaken by Professor Mark Whiteley of The Whiteley Clinic. Due to the complex techniques used to treat temple veins it is important that you’re treated by a surgeon who has the skills and experience to complete the procedure.
Patients who are assessed at The Whiteley Clinic benefit by receiving the best clinical advice and furthermore a bespoke treatment plan. More complex cases can be jointly assessed with Victoria Smith who is an Aesthetic Phlebology Practitioner and Professor Mark Whiteley thus ensuring a treatment plan that provides optimal results.
For more information and to book your consultation please call The Whiteley Clinic on 0330 058 1850.