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Removal of Facial Veins and Brown Spots-HGM Krypton Laser

How does the Krypton laser work?

The Krypton laser produces an intense beam of yellow or green light, depending on the settings. This light is selectively absorbed by certain colors, but not by others. Thus red, brown and black colored objects absorb the energy of the laser and convert it into heat. Other colors, including most skin colors, reflect rather than absorb the light and are thus protected from the energy of the laser. The darker the responsive color, the better the laser energy is absorbed. Because of the short pulse of the laser, the heat of the target area is dispersed before it does significant damage to the surrounding skin.

What results can you expect?

After the treatment the brown spots may be darker in color and many of the blood vessels are no longer visible. The brown spots will usually peel off in a week or two, leaving a slightly pink area. This will gradually become normal skin color although it can occasionally become darker or lighter than the surrounding skin. Almost always the normal skin color is restored with time.

The blood vessels tend to remain invisible, although occasionally, particularly in men with large vessels on the nose, vessels which are not visible when the patient leaves the office, can re-open within a
few days. Dr. Parish may recommend injections of larger veins in the
nose along with the laser treatment for optimum results.

At the conclusion of the treatment the face is somewhat blotchy but this usually clears within 24 hours. If larger vessels have been treated, there can be some mild localized crusting that usually disappears within several days.

Do the treatments hurt?

There does tend to be some discomfort associated with the treatment, although the perception of discomfort varies greatly between individuals. Before the treatment we will apply a topical anesthetic cream that will numb the area to be treated. Using this will significantly reduce the associated discomfort, although many patients do fine without the cream.

Why should you choose The Varicosis, Cosmetic and Laser Center for your laser treatments?

Dr. Parish has been performing facial vein treatments since 1996 and is board certified in Laser Surgery. All treatments are performed by Dr.
Parish insuring optimum continuity and care throughout your treatments.