Treatment and Information
Facial veins (also called rosacea,
capillaries, telangiectasia) can
appear in both men and women and
can become darker and more noticeable
over time. It is estimated that
as many as twenty percent of people
in their twenties and as many
as fifty percent of people in
their fifties have unsightly facial
What are the causes of Rosacea?
Facial veins are caused by many
factors including genetic predisposition,
hormonal changes, steroid creams,
ultra violet rays, exposure to
extreme temperature conditions,
wind, pregnancy, and skin conditions
such as rosacea. It is not necessary
to live with these annoying veins
or try to cover them up continually
with makeup. Laser facial vein
removal is a safe, relatively
painless way to achieve a beautiful
How are Facial Veins, Facial
Capillaries & Rosacea Removed?
Facial vein removal requires
no surgery and no incisions. It
is preformed using a Candela®
VBeam 595nm Pulse Dye laser,
considered to be the gold standard
therapy for this problem.
This light is very concentrated
and is applied in brief pulses
to the areas affected by rosacea.
The laser targets just the
facial veins to be removed
and seals them shut allowing
the body to reabsorb them,
causing them to disappear.
An advanced rosacea treatment
technique, called pulse stacking,
helps minimize any bruising
that may occur after the treatment.
The entire rosacea treatment
generally takes about ten
minutes and is relatively
Each short pulse of light
feels like a small snap from
a rubber band. Normal activities
can be resumed following the
rosacea treatment procedure.
Most patients require one
to three ten-minute rosacea
treatments, spaced four to
six weeks apart.
What are the side effects from
VBeam Rosacea treatments?
There are very few side effects
from the procedure. The most common
side effects include bruising,
swelling and redness of the treated
area. Rarely, light scabbing,
tenderness, and/or temporary skin
darkening can result. Serious
side effects, such as scarring,
are extraordinarily rare.
Knight Dermatology Institute
offers many options to treat acne
rosacea and facial capillaries
or veins to patients throughout
Central Florida including the
Orlando regional cities of Maitland,
Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park,
Kissimmee and Windermere. Click
here for directions to Knight
Dermatology Institute located
in Orlando, Florida.