Best Options for Treating Rosacea, Spider Veins, and Sun Damage on Your Face

If you have a skin problem like rosacea, spider veins, or sun damage, you know how frustrating it can be. You’ve likely tried every cream and serum on the market and spent hours covering up your facial flaws with makeup. You dream of a one-stop shop where you can fix them all for good.  

At the Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center, we make that dream a reality. 

Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis knows that addressing your dermal dilemmas is just as much an emotional need as it is a cosmetic concern. That’s why he’s dedicated his career to helping you feel confident in your skin again by providing comprehensive aesthetic treatments for all kinds of skin issues. 

A review of rosacea

Do you blush when people compliment you or turn several shades of red when you’re embarrassed?

That’s because you have thousands of miniscule blood vessels just beneath the surface of your skin. When triggered by an emotional response or hormonal reaction, these blood vessels expand, giving your cheeks a ruddy hue. 

If the red in your face is constant rather than a momentary betrayal of your emotions, you likely have a condition known as rosacea. 

It’s not a threat to your health, but it can be a serious menace to your confidence, as it can also cause swollen, red bumps to form in addition to redness. 

 A rosacea flare-up can last for weeks or months at a time, and while there’s no specific cause, some common triggers are:

  • Extreme hot or cold temperature
  • Sunlight or wind exposure
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Alcoholic beverages, especially red wine
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels like blood pressure medication
  • Some cosmetic products

Living with rosacea isn’t always easy, but treating it can be. Here are just a few of the ways Dr. Karampahtsis can address your rosacea:

  • Dye-VL Photofacial
  • Pixel® laser skin resurfacing
  • Long-Pulse Nd: YAG

Our treatment options correct your rosacea in two ways: above the surface of your skin and deep within the layers below.  

Surface-level treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion effectively remove the top layers of dead skin, unsightly bumps, and broken blood vessels, reducing the bright red tint in your cheeks.

Photofacials and laser skin resurfacing, on the other hand, tackle the source of your rosacea by sending light energy and medical-grade lasers beneath the surface of your skin to stimulate collagen production and even out your skin tone. 

Spider vein basics

Your veins work tirelessly to carry blood to your heart and all over your body. Veins have special valves that work against gravity and prevent your blood from flowing backward. 

When those valves stop working or are damaged, your blood pools, and you’re left with visible veins that twist and turn under your skin. 

Spider veins can be a genetic predisposition or the result of other factors like:

  • Being pregnant
  • Being female
  • Getting older
  • Having a hormonal imbalance
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Standing or sitting for hours at a time

It’s even possible that forceful coughing or sneezing could result in spider veins. Whatever the reason, when spider veins creep across your skin, Dr. Karampahtsis. can clear them away with laser vein removal. 

This painless treatment uses the power of focused light energy to neutralize your dead, damaged veins. Your body eventually processes and removes them to reveal flawless skin. 

All about sun damage

Sun damage is almost an inevitability when you live in the year-round Arizona sunshine. You can wear protective clothing and lather on the sunscreen, but the sun still sneaks past those defenses and wreaks havoc on your skin. 

The UV radiation in the rays penetrates through the deepest layers of your skin, making it sag and wrinkle and causing spots to form. When that happens, Dr. Karampahtsis has the treatment you need to reverse the powerful effects of the sun. 

For wrinkles and loose skin, Dr. Karampahtsis recommends treatments that work to boost your collagen production and refill your lost volume, including:

  • ClearLift™
  • Dysport™
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Renuvion with J-Plasma®
  • Restylane® and Perlane® fillers

If sun spots and pigmentation problems are your main concern, he uses treatments that remove the layers of uneven, hyperpigmented skin like:

  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photofacial
  • Pixel® laser skin resurfacing

No matter what the sun has done to your face, we have the solution.

To find out more or to get started with a consultation, call our Scottsdale office at (480) 664-2288 or schedule an appointment online.

Dr. Karampahtsis
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