Laser Superficial Vascular Lesions Treatment Information (Laser for Facial Veins)

About the treatment

Visible blood vessels and capillaries are commonly found on the face and can be caused by genetic heritage, hormones, lifestyle and environment.

If you are interested in a safe and effective method to reduce the appearance of visible capillaries and blood vessels and veins, we strongly recommend considering this laser treatment.

How it works – This medical grade laser works through transmitting light through the skin to the blood vessels. As the light is absorbed into the vessels it turns to heat, which is conducted to the vessel walls. The damage caused by the heat conducted, is enough to damage the walls, which the circulatory system cannot repair, making them disappear. The laser treatment is fast, effective and immediate. To provide lasting results we perform treatments from the waist and above only.


Before and after picture of typical results.

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Important facts:

  • Anywhere below the waist line
  • Leg veins / blue or purple veins (in the treatment area)
  • Sun exposure, sun bed, fake tan within the last 2 weeks
  • Melanotan injections within the last 6 months
  • Photo-sensitising medication
  • Blood thinning medications e.g Aspirin within the last 3 days
  • Isotretinoin within the last 6 months
  • Topical Retinol within the last 2 weeks
  • Metal pins / plates (in the treatment area)
  • Eczema or Psoriasis (in the treatment area)
  • Bacterial / Viral Infection (in the treatment area)
  • Birthmarks / Moles / Raised Lesions (in the treatment area)
  • Depilatory cream within the last 1 week
  • Laser or IPL Hair reduction, waxing within the last 2 – 4 weeks (in the treatment area)
  • Non-shaven areas
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, IVF treatment or trying to conceive
  • Auto-Immune Disease
  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Epilepsy, Diabetes, Vitiligo
  • History of abnormal or keloid scarring
  • Chemical or Radiation therapy
  • Use of numbing cream (in the treatment area)

You must advise your technician if you have ever used Isotretinoin

  • A consultation will be required to discuss the treatment, check for suitability and advise the optimum treatment plan
  • Avoid use of Retinol (topical vitamin A) on the treatment area 3 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid prescription strength Tretinoin for 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Sun exposure must be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • We cannot treat if you have any sunburn, any type of tan (including natural or fake tan) on the area to be treated
  • We cannot treat if you have just exercised prior to treatment
  • All medications must be discussed with your technician to ensure they do not have a photo-sensitising effect on the skin
  • Soothe any redness and sensitivity in the treated area using cold packs
  • Avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks post treatment
  • Avoid exercise, hot showers and activities which increase body temperature for 48 hours
  • Gentle Cleanser, Laser Aid & Age Defence SPF 50+ are recommended products for Superficial Vascular Lesion treatments