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Photodynamic Therapy for Veins and Vascular Lasers


In some patients, especially those who flush easily, unwanted small veins can appea on the nose and cheeks.  These unwanted veins can be very effectively treated with vascular lasers. 

The class leading vascular lasers for the treatment of facial veins are available to the Skinmatters dermatologists via the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic.  Your dermatologist will be able to assess your unwanted veins and recommend the correct laser and treatment protocol to you. Treatment is easy and performed as an outpatient at the LCM Skin  and Laser Clinic by your dermatologist.

Flushing and red cheeks can also be treated with the vascular lasers.  In some patients the IPL,  also available at the LCM Skin and Laser Clinic,  is also utilised.

Some patients suffer from pigmentation and redness of the sides of the neck, and  chest, socalled Poikiloderma of Civatte. These areas can also be treated very effectively with the vascular laser, pigment lasers and sometimes the IPL. Your dermatologist at Skinmatters will be able to make a recommendation.

Leg veins is a different pathology, and in addition to using vascular lasers, injections called sclerotherapy are utilised, often as the first choice.  All these treatments are offered at Skinmatters and you can ask your Skinmatters dermatologist about these therapies.