Dr Downey; Dermatologist

Gemini Laser Facial Vein Treatment

The Gemini Laser is used in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions with optimal results. The multiple laser wavelengths of the Gemini Laser provide selective treatment for many different lesions:-
Facial Veins
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Spider angiomas
  • Telangiectasia
  • Spider Veins
Pigmented Lesions
  • Lentigines
  • Keratoses
  • Freckles
  • Dermatosis
  • Papulosis Nigra
  • Pigmentation Variations
No local anaesthetic is required although it can be used for some disorders. The treatment is quick, depending of course, on the number of lesions to be treated. The commonly described sensation is of a smarting sensation on application of the laser. In the first 2 - 3 days post treatment swelling may occur. This is most prominent around the cheeks and eyes.
Occasionally this swelling may take 1 - 2 days to become apparent and may last up to a week. Very occasionally some slight blistering and scabbing may occur. Cooling is applied after the treatment to limit swelling and further application at home is suggested.
Improvements to broken capillaries, small facial veins and some pigmented areas will be visible during the first treatment.