• Complications

    Facial Veins & Spider Naevi

In the hands of an experienced laser surgeon such as Dr Hussein, facial thread vein treatment carries very little risk thanks to the target specificity of lasers. This is why they are the gold standard. Treatment is quick and effective and the inconvenience of mild crusting, small bruises and a little redness is all that is encountered for 2-3 days post procedure.

If treating generalised redness such as that found in patients suffering with rosacea the more effective mode of laser treatment is that which causes bruising. Unfortunately bruising from Pulsed Dye Laser treatment for Rosacea can last for up to 7-10 days depending on severity. This can make this type of a laser treatment a little bit of a nuisance in terms of social life. However, the benefits in terms of reduction in redness and flushing symptoms are worth the downtime.

The true complications of laser are as follows:

  • Bruising (Transient)
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (Transient)
  • Burn (Rare 1 in 1000)
  • Scarring (Possible if a burn occurs)
  • Hypopigmention (exceptionally rare)

As with any complication experience, knowledge and skill are all factors that help to achieve great outcomes with a minimum of risk. This is why choosing an expert like Dr Hussein will maximise outcomes and minimise risk.