Dr. Vessely approaches facial vein treatment with a combination of both KTP laser and IPL treatment. Our Diolite KTP laser is very efficient in removing small red “spider vessels,” and the results are seen within days. More than one treatment may be recommended for best results. There is no real down time with this procedure, and Rosacea patients love the improvement in skin complexion and appearance. It is nice to catch these vessels while they are still small. Some patients have a tendency for these vessels to become larger over time, and more treatments are necessary for larger veins. It is helpful to avoid aspirin and other blood thinners for a week or so prior to treatment. And, we ask you to avoid hot tubs, saunas and sun exposure for a week after treatment. Another great use for our KTP laser is to treat spider angiomas. These small red bumps often first appear in our 40’s and progressively enlarge. They are benign but unsightly and can be easily treated in one or two treatment sessions. For more information or to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vessely. 503-692-1190.