Blood Vessel Removal

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

Some patients have broken blood vessels on different parts of their bodies, particularly on their faces. These vessels are commonly visible on the cheeks, chin and nose. They appear as fine red veins that typically become bothersome.

Causes of Broken Blood Vessels

The broken blood vessels may be caused by a variety of factors, including:

• Sun exposure
• Aging
• Birth control pills
• Pregnancy
• Childbirth

How to Remove the Blood Vessels

The most effective method used to remove the tiny blood vessels is laser. Laser beams are directed at hemoglobin found in the red blood cells. Blood absorbs the light rays, which destroy the tiny but visible blood vessels. Once the blood vessels have disappeared, the patients will enjoy the natural appearance of their skins.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The veins are so small that it takes just a single treatment to repair the damage. Our board-certified dermatologists use the latest laser technology that hardly requires any downtime. Although the procedure does not cause bruising, topical anesthesia may be applied before treatment to ensure patients get maximum comfort.

How safe is the Procedure?

Laser therapy is a safe procedure that produces gradual results. While it takes one treatment to repair small veins, it may take multiple treatments to improve the large ones.

Only a few side effects may be associated with laser blood vessel removal. The affected skin may get discolored temporarily. Depending on the size and location of the blood vessels removed, discoloration may take between five and 14 days.

Other side effects that may appear include redness, crusting and blistering, but these usually disappear within a few days.

Our dermatologists use different types of laser treatments, including:

• Intense Pulsed Light
• V-Beam Laser
• KTP Laser

Book an appointment today with one of our New York City dermatologists.