KTP Laser Best Treatment for Spider Veins on Face?

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?

Doctor Answers 4

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       


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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KTP laser for spider veins on face?

The KTP laser is an excellent option for treating those small spider veins on the face.  The V-Beam is also another good option but for pin-point results I feel the KTP is the best overall.  You should see an MD who is experienced with this laser as it is easy to be too aggressive and cause skin burns.  I not infrequently see patients who have been treated with too high energy settings at various spas and non-physician offices.

Happy holidays!

Dr. Craig Crippen

Craig Crippen, MD
Kelowna Physician

KTP laser is a good choice for facial telangiectasias

The pulse dye 532 nm KTP laser is a good choice for facial telangiectasias. Remember that these are stubborn veins to treat and more than one session may well be necessary. 

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. 

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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