Skin that is smooth and clear is a blessing. Clear skin gives a youthful appearance and makes a person look quite appealing. Most of us are, however, not lucky enough to have that smooth, clear skin. Some of us have acne, others have small scars on our faces. At times, small broken vessels in the face can form very fine bluish purple lines.

The appearance of facial veins can greatly affect the confidence of a person. Most people tend to spend a lot of money on face creams, anti-aging lotions, and all sorts of products to make the skin look fresh, smooth, and clear. These products are not always effective, especially when it comes to facial veins.

Fortunately, plastic surgery has an answer to your problem: the ClearSkin YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to clear the skin of defects such as scarring from acne, stretch marks, and facial veins. It is quite effective and gives the face a smooth appearance. A large number of people opt for laser treatment to get rid of facial veins because of its effectiveness.

The ClearSkin YAG Treatment Procedure

In this procedure, YAG laser energy is used to remove the spider veins on the face. The laser beam is focused on the area which has to be treated, and pulses of light energy are then delivered to the veins. The heat generated damages the veins and causes scar tissue to form. The formation of scar tissue cuts off the vein from its source of blood supply, and it eventually dies and is removed by the body, leaving your skin clear.

The results of the surgery are almost immediate, with the veins becoming lighter in color soon after the surgery. Patients who have undergone a laser treatment may experience slight swelling and redness in the area that has been treated. This is one of the side effects of the surgery and is quite normal. The swelling can be brought down using ice packs and cold compresses.

During the weeks leading up to the procedure, you will be asked not to get any other cosmetic treatments, including shaving or waxing, done on your face. You will also be asked to refrain from smoking, as it can interfere with the procedure.

There is no downtime after the procedure. The procedure is non-invasive, and you can return to your normal routine almost immediately. It will take multiple sessions for the complete removal of facial veins. You might experience a sensation of tightness around the area where the surgery has been performed. This is due to the veins being filled with blood. This is quite normal and there is nothing to worry about. The tightness will subside gradually.

After the laser treatment, you will be required to limit your exposure to the sun, as your skin is quite sensitive for a few weeks after the procedure. You will be required to diligently wear sunscreen whenever you step out.

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Learn about our laser treatments and other procedures from skilled board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Matthew Romans and Jeremy Silk at Salinas Valley Plastic Surgery. Schedule your consultation by contacting us today.