I am considering having KTP laser treatment to remove--or improve the appearance of--spider veins on and around my nose. I am a 28-year-old male with reasonably fair skin. Most of my spider veins are very thin. From what I have read, I believe that the KTP laser is probably my best bet. How efficacious is it? Can I expect total clearance?
KTP Laser Best Treatment for Spider Veins on Face?
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KTP for small veins on nose...
The KTP laser is a great option for little veins and diffuse redness on face and around your nose. I never tell patients that they should expect 100% resolution with one treatment. It is fair to say that with 1 to 4 treatments, usually 3 to 4 weeks apart you can achieve optimal results.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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KTP Is A Good Laser for Spider Veins
The KTP is a very good laser to treat telangiectasias of the face. Some physicians prefer the pulsed dye laser such as the V-Beam but both lasers should clear those troublesome blood vessels. It may take a second treatment though.
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