After facial vein removal, you will finally have the smooth, even complexion you want. How can you maintain those results and enjoy your appearance for the long term? Knowing how to care for your new look can keep spider veins from resurfacing and adversely affecting your self-esteem. Here are Dr. Matarasso’s top tips for pampering your skin after facial vein removal.
1. Avoid Sun Exposure
The No. 1 tip for anyone who has spider veins and broken capillaries removed from their face is to protect your skin from the sun. UV rays can cause tremendous damage to unprotected skin, including hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Both intense pulsed light and laser treatments will make your skin more sensitive to sunlight as well. You’ll need to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF before going outdoors, and reapply to your face every two hours if you’re spending long periods outside. For additional protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat that keeps your face in the shade.
2. Simplify Your Skin Care Regimen
Contrary to what you may believe, you don’t need a complicated, multi-stage skin care routine that involves a variety of products. After facial vein removal, commit to a simple skin care regimen. Twice per day, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, followed by a lightweight moisturizer for daytime and a thicker one for overnight. Avoid toners that contain alcohol, which can strip the natural moisture barrier away from your skin.
3. Stay Hydrated
Speaking of alcohol, you’ll want to steer clear of adult beverages after facial vein removal. Alcohol can cause new spider veins to form, undoing the work you have had done to achieve clearer skin. Instead, drink plenty of water, which will minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles and help keep your skin looking smooth, plump, and youthful.
4. Heal Your Skin
Lasers and IPL treatments are both minimally invasive ways to diminish facial spider veins, and there is only a short recovery time. If you do experience any redness or swelling, you can apply a cold pack wrapped in a dish towel to help manage them. Any discomfort you feel will likely be minor, and something you can control with over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen. Don’t do strenuous exercise for the first few days after facial vein removal, and don’t wash your face in hot water.
Excellent Facial Vein Removal in San Francisco
As a highly trained, well-recognized expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Seth L. Matarasso has provided patients in the greater San Francisco Bay area with reliable, safe, non-surgical options for reducing unsightly facial spider veins and broken capillaries. Though these issues are not a cause for medical concern, they can put a dent in your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious when you meet new people. Following a series of facial vein treatments such as IPL and laser therapy, your appearance will be clearer, and you will be able to put your best face forward with confidence. Contact our office today to set up your consultation appointment with Dr. Matarasso.