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Posted by: Blondie | 2008/01/15

VEIN

Hi

Please help I have a dark blue vein that has popped up which runs along the orbit (bone) of my right eye.I am 25 years old. Please advise what I can do to prevent it from getting worse – i.e. stop caffeine etc. Furthermore – what procedures are available to get ride of this problem which is hampering my self confidence - I have been told it is too deep for IPL . What are the risks of the procedures ( laser , saline etc )


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Hello Blondie, thank you for the question.

Your best approach would be to consult with an aesthetic practitioner, cosmetic dermatologist, or a plastic surgeon who can examine the area that concerns you and prescribe the best treatment option.

It is not so much the depth of a vein that limits IPL machines, rather the size (width) of the vein that will determine if IPL is an appropriate treatment or not.
There are a number of side effects and complications that can be experienced with laser vein removal, however, if treated appropriately, side effects should be limited to redness, swelling, ad some crusting.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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