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DAVID A. F. ELLIS is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
He graduated from The University of Toronto Medical School and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto. Immediately following this residency, Dr. Ellis took a post-residency fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Ellis was previously President of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Canadian Vice President of The American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the President and Secretary of The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology. Read more
Feature March 2013
Dr. David A. F. Ellis Presents New Study of Facial Blue Vein Treatment
A Safer and More Effective Way to Treat BlueVeins on the Face
Toronto, Ontario – May 30th, 2012 – This month in Rome, Italy the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS) met for their annual congress from the 9th to the 12th of May. This year Dr. Ellis was there to present the findings of his study to over 2000 doctors and practitioners with regards to a revolutionary new treatment for the removal of blue veins located on his patient’s faces.
There are many people young and old that suffer from blue veins under and around the eyes and the rest of their face, some as young as 13 and 14 years old due to natural hereditary factors. These blue veins can literally eat away at a person’s self-confidence, imagine being 14 years old and starting high school with noticeable blue veins around your eyes.Whether the patientis younger or older and suffering from this condition it can have serious negative effects on their life and how they feel about themselves.
“We have performed this treatment on patients from 13 years old to 68 years old.” – Dr. David A. F. EllisDr. Ellis’s study shows that thisnew treatment for the condition is a much safer and more effective way to remove these blue veins when compared to traditional treatments like sclerosing injectables that can cause severe damage and even blindness. There are also surgical procedures,but these can leave the patient with swelling and bruising of the face and in most cases the patients who go through surgical treatment will have reoccurrences of the condition shortly thereafter.
This new treatment uses anND:YAG laser by Cutera andDr. Ellis’s study shows that when treated properly 40% of patients who undergo the procedure only require a single treatment and only 50% of patients will require 2 visits to gain the benefits of the treatment. However, with this new laser treatment there is virtually no downtime. There is also the benefit that no anesthetic is required and most patients are able to go out that night with a new found self-confidence. In some cases Dr. Ellis noticed that patients went as long as 2 years without seeing any kind of reoccurrence of these blue spider veins.
“This treatment has minimal discomfort and no anesthetic is required.” – Dr. David A. F. Ellis
Thanks to Dr. Ellis and his contributions and studies of this new laser treatment many sufferers of the condition from around the world are finally finding a way to combat the blue veins that are located on their face and regainingtheir lostself-confidence because they can now feel betterabout the way they look.