Facial Vein Treatment

Waco Primary Care

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Waco, TX

Tiny broken vessels in your face can leave you looking flushed at all times. If you’re ready to even out your skin tone, a Cynosure® Icon® facial vein treatment with Karl Trippe, MD, at Waco Primary Care in Texas may be just the solution you need. Click on the online scheduler to book an Icon facial vein consultation, or call to schedule a visit over the phone today.

Facial Vein Treatment Q & A

Are facial vein treatments right for me?

Facial vein treatments with the noninvasive Icon platform allow you to restore your even skin tone and resolve any issues with embarrassing facial redness. You may be a candidate for this groundbreaking service if you have visible damaged vessels due to:

  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Inherited traits
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea 

Before you get started on your facial vein treatment, you also need to stop using certain skin care products, including anything containing retinoids, for at least several weeks or as recommended.

How do facial vein treatments work?

Facial vein treatments from Waco Primary Care involve exposing problem areas to very bright flashes of light. This intense-pulsed light (IPL) treatment — also known and photorejuvenation — results in a heat reaction in darker spots, such as broken veins. 

As problem veins heat up, they break apart and become scar tissue. Your body absorbs this scar tissue over time and helps blood circulate to healthier veins nearby. After a series of treatments as targeted veins start to fade away, you start noticing that your skin is more even-toned.

For more stubborn facial veins, Dr. Trippe might opt for a laser treatment using a unique Icon device instead. Laser vein treatments work in a similar manner as IPL. But laser skin treatments can result in a lengthy recovery since damage can occur in the top layer of your skin. Usually, laser treatments are reserved for more severe cases. 

When can I expect results with a facial vein treatment?

When you come in to Waco Primary Care for your facial vein consultation, Dr. Trippe evaluates your skin and talks with you about your concerns. He’s able to tailor your facial vein treatment package to your unique needs.

Though your skin may be red and sore for a day or two after your facial vein treatment — using a cold compress can help — you should start noticing improvements in your skin tone within a few days. More dramatic results are apparent after about three or four weeks. However, Dr. Trippe might recommend two to four monthly facial vein treatments to achieve optimal results. 

Waco Primary Care provides in-office facial vein treatments for men and women. You can book your vein treatment through the website, or you can call to schedule by phone. 

Individual results may vary.