Visible facial veins (also known as spider veins, telangiectasias, spider angiomas, and benign vascular lesions) are blood vessels that have dilated due to the weakening fibers in their walls. Spider veins are essentially smaller versions of varicose veins. Like varicose veins, they are swollen and twisted but occur in the capillaries instead of larger veins. These broken veins generally appear on the neck, cheeks, nose, eyelids, and forehead, are easily seen through the skin, and can be red, purple or blue in color. These easily seen veins can be an embarrassing every time they look in the mirror. Spider veins are more likely to develop in women than in men, and, along with varicose veins, appear more frequently with old age: It’s estimated that 30 to 60 percent of adults have either spider or varicose veins.
The easiest, quickest, and most effective way to get rid of facial veins is with laser treatment. We utilize cutting edge technology to focus pulses of light on the pigment of the blood within veins on the face, which heats them up. This destroys them without damaging the surrounding tissue. Eventually, after about 4-6 weeks, the body reabsorbs the veins and they disappear.
This kind of laser treatment is usually performed every 4-8 weeks until satisfactory results are achieved. Several treatments may be required to completely eliminate your facial veins, but the number depends on the amount and the size. You may experience some moderate discomfort during the procedure. Patients often report a mild burning or tingling sensation with this minimally invasive procedure.