Dark spots, melasma, and facial veins are usually medically harmless but can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Sun damage, acne scars, and rosacea may be responsible for uneven pigmentation, too, but you don’t have to tolerate them. Eric Hensen, DO, and the team at Lonestar ENT, Allergy and Aesthetics offer pigmentation and facial vein reduction with the Icon® aesthetic system. Treatments give you a smoother skin tone and radiant complexion with minimal downtime. Call the office in Palestine, Texas, to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Hyperpigmentation and facial veins can affect people of any skin tone or type. You acquire dark spots or patches of skin when you have an excess of melanin – the skin’s brown pigment – that clumps together. Acne, trauma, sun damage, hormonal changes, genetics, and some skin conditions cause hyperpigmentation.
Facial veins may develop for many of the same reasons, including sun exposure, aging, genetics, and hormones. Facial veins also arise due to rosacea, a skin condition that causes redness, small acne-like bumps, and sometimes swelling and spider veins.
The Icon laser system uses advanced light technology to target and destroy the excess pigment or the tiny blood vessels responsible for spider veins.
As a result of treatment, your discoloration disappears. The laser energy penetrates beneath the surface layer, causing no damage to the skin itself.
You will feel some sensation during Icon treatments for hyperpigmentation and spider veins. Patients often liken it to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Most people tolerate the treatment quite well, but if you’re concerned about discomfort, talk to the team at Lonestar ENT, Allergy and Aesthetics about applying a numbing cream prior to your treatment.
Most people need a series of treatments to fully resolve tiny facial blood vessels or hyperpigmentation. Dr. Hensen creates a customized plan for you, which usually consists of 1-4 treatment sessions to provide optimal results.
Hyperpigmentation and visible facial veins can’t always be prevented, but they may be minimized or discouraged from developing with a few simple steps.
Protect yourself from direct sunlight by staying in the shade when possible. Use sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat with a brim when you’re outdoors in the sun. Choose a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays. Always avoid tanning beds, too.
If you have hyperpigmentation and facial veins, Icon laser treatments can help. Call Lonestar ENT, Allergy and Aesthetics to make an appointment or book your consultation online.