Visible facial veins commonly affect fair-skinned women and usually appear on the fourth or fifth decade of life. This condition is known by many names and is generally a cosmetic problem or issue. Visible facial veins are in actuality, dilated blood vessels. The dilation of these blood vessels is due to the weakening of the elastic fibers in the blood vessel walls.
Laser Treatment for Facial Veins
- The cost and procedure are the common factors women concern themselves about when opting for laser treatment. Price can still vary depending on several factors, including: the extent of the facial veins, the number of sessions required, where the procedure is performed, who performs the procedure, and whether local anesthesia is used.
- Laser treatments have been rendered effective and safe for dealing with visible facial veins.
- The laser (vascular laser) targets a component of blood called hemoglobin. The laser destroys the blood vessels only and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed. The destroyed vessels is absorbed the body after a few days to a few weeks.
- Even though laser treatment is considered safe and effective, it still delivers some discomfort during and after the procedure.
- Some of the side effects people should expect after laser treatment include: slight pain during the procedure, bruising after the procedure, “sun-burnt” feeling after the procedure, and low risk for scarring.
Cost of Laser Treatment for Facial Veins
The initial consultation varies according to surgeons and clinics, however surgery can cost $100 – $170 per session. Costs are also varying depending on the treatment.