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Rosacea, red veins, visible burst veins in the face or on the legs: various terms are used to describe the often disturbing, conspicuous and disfiguring blood vessels in the face or on the legs. They can be camouflaged by makeup, but most people just want to get rid of them permanently. This applies not only to blood vessels in the face, but also to the clearly visible fine veins on the legs and lower legs.
The veins completely disappear and do not come back. However, new veins may appear over time. These can be removed in the same way.
The laser emits a highly concentrated beam of light into the blood vessel. The red pigment of the blood (hemoglobin) absorbs this light beam. The light is converted into heat. This heat destroys the blood vessel wall, making it visibly disappear. The treatment is based on the absorption of laser light in the blood. Therefore, the treatment is most suitable for light skin and slightly tanned skin. The lighter the skin color, the more effective the treatment.
The MedArt 435 diode/KTP laser emits rapid light pulses, allowing a large area of skin to be treated quickly. A facial treatment lasts 5 to 10 minutes, a leg treatment lasts 20 to 30 minutes.
Most people who have undergone a treatment compare it to a light prickling sensation, followed by a warm feeling that lasts for a few minutes. Some redness may occur after treatment, which quickly disappears. Very small crusts form on the veins that have been treated within a week, which disappear over time.
The laser light is completely safe, making special precautions unnecessary. During the treatment, special glasses are worn to protect the eyes. However, as your skin turns brown due to an increase in pigment during sunbathing, it is advisable to avoid this as much as possible before or between treatments.
As with all laser treatments, there is a risk that the treated skin may become slightly darker or lighter. Almost always this is temporary. If the skin is tanned, the chance of this may be slightly higher. We also advise you not to go in the sun or under a sunbed for two weeks before the treatment and up to four weeks after the treatment. In addition, it is advisable to use good sun protection (sunblock) during this period.
For minor burst vessels, usually one treatment is enough. For more vascular abnormalities, generally 1 to 3 treatments are required. Repeat treatments typically take place every 4 weeks.
If you are interested in a treatment, you can make an appointment for a non-binding and free intake interview. During this conversation, the skin therapist will determine whether you are eligible for a treatment. The costs will also be discussed with you. Prices vary from approximately €60 for a nose treatment to €150 for the lower legs.
– Gamze Goktas