Facial vessels, also known as spider veins are blood vessels that have dilated due to weak blood vessel walls. The weakened walls expand, allowing more blood to pool into the vein, making them more visible from the surface of the skin. When they are red they are known as telangiectasias and when they are blue, they are known as reticular veins. Spider veins are generally smaller veins that often form on the cheeks, nose and chin. Reticular veins are larger, less common types of facial veins, often appearing on the temples and forehead.
Facial vessels typically form in people with lighter skin and become more common as people age, often due to excessive sun exposure, alcohol intake or genetic reasons.
What is the procedure for being treated with IPL?
Your practitioner will ensure you are as comfortable as possible; most patients are reclined or lying down depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and the practitioner will be wearing protective eyewear. When treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated, each condition and each individual is unique and these settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.
Does IPL hurt?
Typically, there is mild to no discomfort associated with IPL.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after a IPL treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatment to maximize results. A sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with you practitioner.
What are the Side Effects of a IPL treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
How soon will I see results after my IPL treatment?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
Are the treatment results permanent?
Permanency of results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Talk with your practitioner about your goals and expectations for treatment.
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For more information about the Lucali Aesthetic Medicine of Murrieta or the services we offer please call (951) 412-0172 and schedule a consultation. Our team serves patients from Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Rainbow, Winchester, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Hemet and surrounding areas in Riverside County.