Facial redness, or telangectasias, can take several forms. Some people have specific inflamed veins around the nose or on the cheeks and chin, other people have a more diffused “blush,” and many suffer from “acne rosacea,” a condition involving inflammatory pustules and pimples. As part of your consultation at the Center for Aesthetics, we will diagnose your condition and make specific recommendations. However, it is important for you to understand that these conditions are not permanently curable. Your symptoms can be controlled with treatment, but without regular long-term maintenance your condition will recur.
Topical Therapy may be an option for you, but results are often limited. While there are some promising new prescription topicals available for rosacea patients, the actual amount of improvement with topicals alone is usually not enough.
Laser Therapy is the most effective way to treat excessive facial veins or rosacea; these lasers actually close off the unwanted vessel by heating and coagulating the blood column. The Center for Aesthetics uses two different types of vascular lasers to treat facial redness. Cutera Lasergenesis is excellent for treating individual vessels visible in the skin, while Aerolase is a vascular laser which treats both the vessels and the overall “blush” of the skin. These treatments typically have no downtime, but after treating clusters of vessels some patients experience bruising or purplish discoloration for several days. We will likely prescribe a series of initial treatments to control your condition, as well as a schedule for long-term care.