Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is also known as “Photofacial” and can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
IPL helps reduce facial redness caused by broken capillaries. This procedure requires no “down” time and has a low risk of side effects.
How It Works
IPL treatment for small spider veins destroys capillaries and excess blood that has leaked into the skin. Because the pulses of light are controlled and precise, they can treat the spider veins successfully without affecting surrounding tissue. A total of 2 to 4 treatments are typically required in order to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required depends on the size and quantity of the veins. Generally, people with fair skin have the best results with IPL treatment, while those with darker skin often do no respond well to IPL treatment.
The treatment takes a total of 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the vein problem.