Vascular lasers and broadband light treatments.
Facial redness can make men feel self-conscious. It can give the impression that a person is embarrassed or is a heavy drinker. Neither of these is true. Facial redness is actually caused by broken capillaries that develop from a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as wind, sun, and the cold. It can worsen with exercise and be associated with uncomfortable tender, flushed, or hot sensations. Some men suffer from a skin condition called Rosacea, which can also result in significant facial redness. Rosacea can be associated with adult acne lesions, and in some patients, can also affect the eyes.
We understand facial redness can be embarrassing for many men, especially around the nose and cheeks, as others can think it means you are a heavy drinker.. As a long established clinic we have a number of laser options and know that for the best results in facial redness that a combination of different lasers may be needed. We also know that for some conditions causing redness medications can be of benefit and as a medical clinic we can prescribe medications. We have over 20 years of experience treating facial redness in men and understand that fast results with minimal downtime are important for men.
We use laser and broadband light devices to treat facial redness. The choice of treatment is based on the cause and severity of the condition. We use a range of vascular lasers including the V Beam, Diode and ExcelV lasers. The broadband light device we use is the BBL. Typically it can take 2-3 treatments to get the facial redness under control, with annual maintenance treatments. Topical medications may also need to be prescribed to help control chronic conditions such as Rosacea.
Laser and light treatments can reduce the appearance of facial redness and control flare ups.
Many other aggravating factors can make facial redness look worse once you have it, and these are the things that heat up your body such as hot showers, saunas, exercise, alcohol, and hot or spicy food. Virtually anything that raises your body temperature will result in more blood flow to the skin’s surface to dissipate the heat, and if there are additional facial blood vessels, then these will open up and become more prominent.
Veins around the nose have a high chance of recurrence, especially if there is a tendency to any conditions that cause congestion in the area such as sinus conditions, allergies, or hay fever.
Typical vascular laser treatments cost $350 + GST. The usual cost for a BBL treatment is $300 + GST.
No preparation is needed.
There is usually increased redness immediately after the treatment due to a heating effect and can be reduced with the use of a cold pack. There can be some swelling in the first 48 hours, and we therefore recommend sleeping with an extra pillow for the first 2 nights after a vascular laser treatment.
You will need to avoid sun exposure until the post-treatment reaction has settled and can use a soothing ointment such as aloe vera on the face. Small crusts can occur, and these must not be picked to allow healing.
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
Got questions? Or ready to book in? Contact our experienced and friendly team to start your journey to healthy skin with us.