Facial Vein Treatments
As many people age, they begin to develop facial veins. These veins are usually very thin and red and, when viewed from far away, make your face looked flushed. Up close, they present a web of veins that many people find unflattering. In some cases, these “spider veins” can cause discomfort.
While facial veins are usually not a dangerous condition, in rare cases they may be evidence of an underlying issue that is more medically serious. Therefore, if you notice that small red or blue veins are beginning to appear on your face or on other areas of your body, we encourage you to seek the advice of a board-certified dermatologist.
What makes facial veins appear?
Facial veins are most frequently caused by genetics, rosacea, sun exposure, and exposure to extreme temperatures.
How can the appearance of facial veins be reduced or eliminated?
The best way to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial veins is with the use of laser treatments. There are a variety of different laser treatment procedures available, but they generally work on facial veins the same way: the laser targets the vein and, with the use of light energy, damages the blood vessel. This causes the blood vessel to eventually collapse and die, at which point the body will dispose of the vein naturally.
How long after treatment will the appearance of my veins be reduced?
The appearance of your veins will reduce over time after your treatment. In some cases, veins will disappear after only one treatment. In other cases, it may take multiple treatments to achieve the desired affect. The number of treatments will depend on how many spider veins you have and how stubborn they are.
The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery have multiple methods to help reduce the appearance of facial veins and to help restore your natural complexion. Your initial consultation is free so call today to book an appointment.