When you think of varicose veins and spider veins, you likely think of the most common place they occur (the legs). However, this is not the only area of your body where spider veins may develop. In fact, spider veins on the face can be quite common and often occur as a person ages. While these facial spider veins may be common, this does not mean that you need to just accept their presence on your face if you do not want to. There are treatment options available to you that can help you get rid of some or all of those spider veins that have suddenly appeared on your face. Get to know some of these options so that you can schedule your appointment with a dermatologist and/or a plastic surgeon as soon as possible for your treatment.
Laser Vein Treatment
Laser vein treatment is one of the most popular treatments for spider veins on the face. This is due in large part to the fact that lasers are extremely precise and can be better controlled than other surgical tools. They also lead to fewer complications and infections than many other treatment options.
For facial spider veins, your doctor will use what is known as a simple laser treatment. This means it is a non-surgical laser treatment that is quick and easy. The laser is targeted at the spider veins that are giving you trouble. The specialized light energy closes those veins off which will shrink them and reduce their appearance through the surface of your skin.
Laser vein treatment can be highly effective at removing those spider veins. However, it usually does take several treatments (anywhere from 3 to 4) to get the best results. While non-surgical, your skin may still be irritated and inflamed after the procedure, but it is mild and will clear up within a few days.
Sclerotherapy, on the other hand, is a spider vein treatment that does involve penetration of the skin. This treatment uses an injected chemical solution to damage the veins from the inside. The chemical solution acts as an irritant to the inner lining of the veins.
When that inner vein lining is irritated, it swells and becomes inflamed, which effectively closes off the vein. The end result is that the veins become sealed off, and without the blood flowing through them, they will shrink and become less visible.
This is still considered a minimally invasive treatment as the needles used to inject the chemical solution into the veins are quite small. However, it is important to note that some spider veins may be too small for the needle to be able to inject the solution into them. In these cases, laser vein treatment is your best option for removal.
Now that you know more about two of the most common treatments for spider veins in your face, you can be sure that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible to get those pesky veins taken care of.
For laser vein treatment, contact a clinic such as Elite Vein Centers.Share
11 April 2016