Facial Veins Specialist

Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Certified by The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Small, dilated blood vessels that sit close to your skin can surface and begin to form spider veins. They often appear on your legs but are sometimes also visible on your face. You can minimize their appearance with treatment from vascular specialist Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad at Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center. Men and women in Hamilton Township, New Jersey – particularly Trenton – can call his office or book an appointment online to learn how broadband light therapy can help enhance your physical appearance and improve your confidence.

Facial Veins Q & A

Why do facial veins appear?

When the capillaries in your skin become dilated due to poor circulation, aging, and skin damage, spider veins may form on your skin, including your face. Specific causes of poor circulation include:

  • Genetics
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Thinning or sun-damaged skin
  • Sedentary lifestyle

How are facial veins treated?

In addition to adopting healthier lifestyle habits such as exercising more and avoiding excessive sun exposure, you can get treatment with BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) to reduce the appearance of facial veins effectively. The procedure uses light energy to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, age and sun spots, blemishes, and facial veins. The light gently heats the outermost layers of skin, which stimulates the generation of new collagen and gives your skin a smoother, more even appearance.

Where is BroadBand Light therapy effective?

BBL therapy is safe to use on your face. You may also get treatment for spider veins on your neck, shoulders, and the back of the hands. It’s FDA-approved and minimally invasive, so downtime is minimal.

What is the treatment process for facial veins?

For the best results, plan on receiving between two and five BBL therapy sessions spaced about four to eight weeks apart. Some patients may need more, depending on their specific condition. The treatment process is well-tolerated by most patients and causes little to no discomfort. You may feel a sensation similar to that of a rubber band snap as the light energy penetrates the skin.

Most patients require no topical anesthesia, but if you’re particularly sensitive, talk to Dr. Ahmad about possible options to reduce discomfort. The entire session takes just a few minutes or no longer than 30 minutes for more extensive treatment areas.

How do I care for my skin following BroadBand Light therapy?

Dr. Ahmad gives you specific instructions about how to care for your skin following BBL treatment. You can return to your normal activities shortly afterward, and he provides particular products to reduce any redness or inflammation.

You may have a sunburn-like sensation and slight blistering or crusting of treated skin that lasts up to 10 days, but can be covered with makeup. Take extra care to avoid the sun and use sunscreen after treatment as your skin is extra sensitive.

To learn about effective treatment for facial veins, call the Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center or book an appointment online.

BBL Forever Young

The BBL Forever Young technology utilizes innovative broadband light technology to treat skin conditions related to aging and sun damage. The broadband light energy can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, age and sun spots, small facial veins, blemishes, and other conditions. The light gently heats the upper layers of skin, stimulating the generation of new collagen and giving your skin a smoother, more vibrant, and youthful appearance.

Treatment Areas

The BBL Forever Young treatment can be performed on any part of the body. Most clients prefer to treat areas that have been most exposed to the sun, including the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back of the hands. At your consultation appointment, let your doctor know what areas you would like to have treated and what results from you hope to see in order to receive the most effective treatment possible.

Treatment Process

In order to receive the best results, most patients will need to undergo anywhere from two to five treatments, with treatments occurring four to eight weeks apart. Depending on the severity of the skin condition, some patients may require additional treatments. The procedure is safe and non-invasive, and it requires almost no downtime. Most people experience little to no pain or discomfort during the procedure, but this varies from patient to patient based on the treatment. Most patients feel a sensation similar to a quick rubber band snap as the light is absorbed by the skin. Topical anesthesia is not typically required, but it is sometimes used for the treatment of sensitive areas. Each session usually takes anywhere from a few minutes to a half-hour, but some types of procedures may require more time. Your doctor will discuss with you the treatment plan and procedure in detail at your consultation.

Recovery

Your doctor will give you specific instructions for taking care of your skin after the procedure. You will be able to resume normal activities very soon, but you will need to follow your doctor’s instructions to help your skin heal. You may be given skincare products that will help minimize the risk of redness and inflammation and promote healing. It’s normal for the treatment area to have some redness for the first few days after the procedure, but it is safe to use makeup to cover the area. Other side effects include a sunburn-like sensation, temporary darkening of pigmented lesions, and blistering, crusting, or scabbing of the treated skin. These side effects may last up to 10 days, so be gentle with your skin until it has healed. You should avoid direct sunlight until your skin heals, and use sunscreen if you have to be outside.

If you are interested in learning more about the BBL Forever Young treatment, call the Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center today or schedule your consultation online now!