Spider Vein Removal

Eliminate Visible Facial Veins & Redness

At Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic we provide laser spider vein removal treatments for superficial facial veins and other common vascular lesions with both our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device and our long pulse Nd:YAG vascular laser. Treated lesions include:

  • Spider veins
  • Broken capillaries
  • Telangiectasias
  • Rosacia
  • Venous lakes, and
  • Cherry angiomas

Both IPL and Nd:YAG lasers are safe and effective methods for addressing facial vascular lesions with minimal downtime and risk compared to more invasive treatments.

IPL and laser eliminate vascular lesions through a process called selective photothermolysis. An IPL emits a broad spectrum of light wavelengths, filtered to specifically target hemoglobin in the blood vessels, whereas an Nd:YAG emits just one wavelength of light to do the same. As hemoglobin absorbs the light energy, the heat damages the blood vessel walls, causing them to collapse and shrink. The damaged tissue is then reabsorbed by the immune system, resulting in a reduction in the appearance of spider veins and other vascular lesions, and an improved overall skin tone.

Both treatment types are typically performed in a series of sessions, with noticeable improvement appearing gradually over time. The number of sessions required varies depending on the size, type, and severity of the lesions.

Our clinic is in Port Moody, although clients come to us from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and other parts of the Lower Mainland to treat common vascular lesions. Exactly which of these devices are best for you will be determined by our qualified medical aesthetician.

If you’re unsure if facial spider vein removal is right for you, please book a complimentary consultation.
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    Our Technicians

    Kelly Hallam, RTNM CPCP, President / Permanent Makeup
    Kelly Hallam, RTNM CPCP

    Founder (2014) & CEO

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    Kelly is one of the Lower Mainland’s only permanent makeup and paramedical tattoo artists with an extensive science and healthcare background. She offers a variety of micropigmentation procedures, including microblading and powder brows, permanent eyeliner, and permanent lip colour. As a breast cancer survivor, Kelly is passionately skilled in areola restoration tattooing, scar reduction and scar camouflage. READ MORE
    Jenna Naidu, Permanent Makeup
    Jenna Naidu

    Medical Aesthetician

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    Jenna Naidu is a licensed and accomplished medical aesthetician, laser technician and clinical instructor. She began her aesthetic career in 2006 with a dual diploma in both Aesthetics and Spa Therapy, which included massage and body care as well as skincare, lash and brow tinting, lash extensions, waxing, manicures and pedicures, and makeup artistry. READ MORE
    Nashina Merani, Aesthetics Manager, Health & Wellness
    Nashina Merani Miranda

    Protocols & Training

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    Nashina Merani Miranda is much more than a very experienced, knowledgeable, and loved Medical Aesthetician here at Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic. She is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Workshop Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner, Mom and Wife. READ MORE
    Hanna Cockburn, Medical Aesthetician
    Hanna Cockburn

    Medical Aesthetician & Permanent Makeup Artist

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    Hanna is a highly esteemed, internationally trained medical aesthetician and laser technician, hailing from the heart of Europe. With a commitment to excellence, she has made a significant impact on the world of aesthetics in the Lower Mainland. Her journey began in Ukraine, where she received comprehensive training and education, laying the foundation for her illustrious career. READ MORE
    Renata Licha, Medical Aesthetician
    Renata Licha

    Medical Aesthetician

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    Renata has been achieving skincare results with professional products and advanced skin and facial treatments for over 25 years! She was owner of her own practice in Europe for many years before moving to Vancouver, where she expanded her expertise with light and laser devices as well as targeted skin treatments. READ MORE

    Facial Spider Vein Removal FAQ

    Is IPL or laser treatment effective for spider veins on the face?

    Yes, both IPL and laser treatments can be effective for reducing the appearance of spider veins and other vascular lesions on the face.

    Is IPL or laser better for treating vascular lesions?

    Whether IPL or laser is used will depend upon your skin type and the type and number of spider veins or other vascular lesions.

    How many IPL or laser sessions are needed to treat spider veins?

    The number of sessions varies but often requires multiple treatments, typically spaced a few weeks apart for best results.

    Does IPL or laser treatment hurt when used on spider veins?

    There may be some discomfort, often described as a snapping or stinging sensation, but the treatment is relatively quick and most people tolerate it well.

    Are there any side effects of IPL or laser treatment for spider veins?

    Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, and mild bruising, but they usually subside within a few days.

    Can IPL or laser treatment be used for vascular lesions other than spider veins?

    Yes, IPL and laser treatments can also address other vascular lesions like broken capillaries, venous lakes, cherry angiomas, and rosacea-related redness.

    How long do the results of IPL or laser treatment for vascular lesions last?

    Results can be long-lasting, but maintenance sessions may be needed periodically to sustain the effects, especially if you have Rosacea or are prone to developing new vascular lesions.

    Are IPL and laser treatments safe for all skin types?

    IPL and laser treatments are generally safe for a wide range of skin types, but it’s crucial to consult with our medical aesthetician to assess your skin and discuss potential risks.

    Can IPL or laser treatment completely remove spider veins and vascular lesions?

    While these treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of vascular lesions, complete removal may not always be achievable, and results can vary from person to person.

    Is there any downtime after IPL or laser treatment for vascular lesions?

    There is usually minimal downtime. Most people are able to resume normal activities immediately or shortly after the procedure, though we do advise the avoidance of cardiovascular exercise for several days as increased blood pressure may result in refilling of collapsed veins.

    How do IPL and laser treatments for vascular lesions compare in terms of effectiveness?

    Both IPL and laser treatments can be effective, but treatment choice depends on skin type and the type of vascular lesions being treated.

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