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:
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.
Yes, both IPL and laser treatments can be effective for reducing the appearance of spider veins and other vascular lesions on the face.
Whether IPL or laser is used will depend upon your skin type and the type and number of spider veins or other vascular lesions.
The number of sessions varies but often requires multiple treatments, typically spaced a few weeks apart for best results.
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.
Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, and mild bruising, but they usually subside within a few days.
Yes, IPL and laser treatments can also address other vascular lesions like broken capillaries, venous lakes, cherry angiomas, and rosacea-related redness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both IPL and laser treatments can be effective, but treatment choice depends on skin type and the type of vascular lesions being treated.