How to Get Rid of Visible Veins without Laser HELP!!!

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Re: How to Get Rid of Visible Veins without Laser HELP!!!

Postby begginforhelp » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:45 pm

I've read that Bobbi Brown products are good for sensitive skin. You might wanna check those out.
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Re: How to Get Rid of Visible Veins without Laser HELP!!!

Postby Mike T » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:08 pm

Like CrabbyCathy mentioned there are different lasers used depending on what you want to treat i.e redness, P&Ps, veins.

Make sure you are using the right one.

Make sure whoever is lasering you knows what there doing. You can ask if they have photos from previous patients.

Have you questioned them why after 10 treatments there is no improvment? if so what did they say?

I feel that if the correct laser is used correctly and for the amount of time needed then there shouldnt be a reason why it wouldnt work based on the principles on how it operates.

I found this website it should help you. Note in particular BOLD writing.Its your money and your face. I would definetley ask them the above questions..if you havnt already. If you are unhappy with there response go research somone better to give you your laser treatments.

Dilated, visible and ‘broken’ facial and nasal capillaries are very common and often present a problem as they give the appearance of sunburn, age, or of excessive alcohol intake. Often they are inherited, and they are certainly more common in lighter skin types, and with long-term sun exposure. They are surprisingly easy to treat with modern laser and IPL technologies.

How does treatment work?
For vascular blemishes, including rosacea, a choice of treatment modalities is available - the Lyra 1064 YAG laser and the Ellipse Flex Intense Pulsed Light system.

The high intensity light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed in the red pigment (haemoglobin) of the blood vessel. This results in selective heating and destruction of the vessel which then gradually fades. Vessel disappearance occurs over a period of 4 – 6 weeks.

It is usually necessary to repeat the treatment after six weeks to obtain a good final result.

What does the treatment involve?
Using either Lyra Laser or the second generation IPL, treatment is quick and easy. The skin is protected by using a specialised cooling tip on the hand piece. A water based gel is sometimes used.

Discomfort is similar to the sensation of being flicked by a rubber band.

Areas treated are blotchy for several hours afterwards, but unlike some of the older lasers, in general treatment is very easy to conceal.

Swelling is generally a minor issue except where large areas on the face are treated, as in rosacea. Here there may be significant swelling, especially under the eyes.

It is essential to use a good quality sunscreen after treatment, as any laser or light treatment leaves the skin temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

How many treatments will be necessary?
Most vascular conditions require more than one treatment to achieve a good end result. Small ‘spider naevi’ often respond well to a single treatment. Rosacea and nasal telangiectasia always require a course of two to three initial treatments, with occasional ‘top-up’ treatments to maintain good results.

What are the risks?
Risks are very infrequent with these devices, but include the development of small pitted or linear scars and temporary skin discolouration.

Which is better - Laser or Intense Pulsed Light?
The best way of answering this question is by saying "what works best for one person isn't necessarily what works best for the next." It is important to have a variety of options available when treating vascular problems. Laser Skin Care has the Lyra 1064 long-pulsed YAG laser as well as the second generation Ellipse Flex IPL system from Denmark.

A choice of modalities greatly increases our chances of a successful outcome.

Another point worth being aware of is that IPL systems come in different "strengths". That means, they vary in how high the energies can be set to. Many of the IPLs in the non medical marketplace are not capable of reaching energies necessary to treat certain conditions adequately. However, they are certainly capable of causing scars and burns in untrained hands.
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