Laser for Red Facial Veins

DYE VL™ Laser For The Treatment of Red Facial Veins and Facial Redness

Vascular lesions and redness such as rosacea are a common condition that affect both men and women alike. Our DYE VL™ treatment is an advanced form of intense pulsed light treatment that can significantly reduce redness, flushing, red facial veins and port wine stains.


This treatment is the perfect solution if you are suffering with red veins anywhere on the face or red, flushing skin.

Laser for Red Facial Veins and Facial Redness FAQ

How does it work?

The DYE VL™ laser emits light energy that can specifically target the haemoglobin that is responsible for causing facial redness, flushing and red veins, whilst surrounding tissue is kept in-tact. When absorbed, the laser light is converted to heat, which is transferred to the vessel wall causing coagulation and closure of the vessel.

Through the body’s natural metabolic processes, the treated vessel is filtered out of the body.

Who Is The Dye VL™ Treatment Suitable For?

Treatment is suitable for Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. However, prior to treatment a free consultation is provided to determine your suitability for the treatment.

What Can I Expect During The Treatment?

Sessions typically last about 15-30 minutes, but this may vary depending on the size of the area being treated. There will be little, or no pain associated with your Dye VL treatment and numbing is not required.

The area will be cleansed to remove lotions, cosmetics or perfumes and appropriate eye protection is necessary. An ultrasound gel is applied which will feel cool while the hand piece delivers precise pulses of light to the targeted area.When the hand piece is passed over your skin, you will feel warmth, and you may feel an elastic band sensation on the skin. The area will cool down very quickly after the treatment. The treatment itself is fast and can even be done on your lunch break.

After treatment, a sunscreen is applied and you can return to your normal daily activities.

How Can I Prepare My Skin Before My Treatment?

At your skin consultation, we will give you specific instructions to follow before your treatment pertaining to sun exposure, proper sunscreen and additional pre-treatment care to follow.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

We will work with you to develop a treatment program to meet your goals. The number of treatments that you require to achieve your desired outcome will be discussed at consultation. Results can be seen after 1 treatment, but we recommend a minimum of 4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Smaller veins around the nasal area may require fewer treatments. We can then advise on follow up treatments (such as once a year) to maintain your rejuvenated skin.

What Can I Expect After The Treatment?

Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and sometimes swelling at the treatment area, this may feel like mild sunburn and is completely normal. Often, red veins are immediately less noticeable. If any pigment is present, it will become darker over the course of 3-7 days following the treatment. The spots will then begin to clear which will leave a clearer more even skin tone. If mild swelling occurs, you may use cold compresses for 10 minutes at a time, as needed in the first 24 hours. You can go back to normal activities immediately after treatment, but we advise avoiding direct sunlight for 14 days post treatment.