How Do I Get Rid of Post Baby Facial Veins?

facial veins from pregnancy

When women get pregnant, they expect a few stretch marks or weight gain, but many are surprised when they develop visible facial veins that remain long after baby has been delivered. If you have post-baby facial veins, come see Dr. Matarasso. Get rid of the redness and reclaim beautiful, clear skin again.

Facial Veins and Pregnancy – What’s the Link?

Women have an increased blood volume during pregnancy. This can place more pressure on your blood vessels, leading to broken capillaries and spider veins. These often occur on the legs, but can also occur on the face. The problem may clear up on its own shortly after delivery but, if it doesn’t, come see Dr. Matarasso. Treatment options are available.

What Are My Treatment Options for Unsightly Facial Veins?

Dr. Matarasso uses a few different techniques for treating facial veins. Let’s explore each option below.

  • IPL- Short for intense pulsed light, IPL is a powerful light treatment that can clear up spider veins and broken capillaries. It works similarly to a laser treatment but, unlike a laser, IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light.
  • Laser Treatments- We use the Candela V-beam laser, which targets damaged blood vessels without harming the surrounding, healthy skin.

Both of these treatments work by sealing off the veins and cutting off blood flow. This allows the veins to be reabsorbed by the body and the blood to redirect through healthier pathways. If you have spider veins elsewhere (such as on the legs), Dr. Matarasso may recommend sclerotherapy.

Is Facial Vein Treatment Painful?

Most patients describe the sensation experienced during facial vein treatment as a gentle snapping, similar to a rubber band being snapped across the skin. You can immediately resume your daily activities after treatment, with no downtime or recovery period. Any redness can be covered with makeup. You may feel like you have a slight sunburn for a few days after treatment.

Get rid of embarrassing facial veins. Come see Dr. Matarasso today!