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How Does Facial Vein Removal Work?

Spider veins are a symptom of vein disease that can appear on unexpected places such as your face. Luckily, spider veins are a pretty common condition and do not represent a severe health risk. We offer a variety of facial vein removal treatments that will help clear your face. Here is what you can expect from facial vein removal:

How It Works

We treat spider veins on the face through specially designed treatments called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), VeinWave, and sclerotherapy. These specialized treatments typically only last around 10 to 20 minutes, making them easy to sit through.

IPL uses laser energy to destroy the abnormal veins on your face, causing the appearance of spider veins to reduce. We use a handheld device that is waved across the face. Most patients experience a sensation similar to that of having a rubber band snap on the treated area.

For smaller veins on the face, we recommend VeinWave, which safely uses radiofrequency energy to close them up for good. The procedure is quick and pain-free and can easily target common symptoms such as red face and nose veins. One 15-minute treatment is all you need to close smaller, visible veins on the face; patients with larger clusters of veins may require a second treatment if necessary.

Another vein treatment that can be used on your face is called sclerotherapy. This treatment is best used for larger blue veins instead of smaller veins. A solution called sclerosant is injected into your veins closing them up naturally and allowing them to be absorbed by the body.

Risks of Facial Vein Removal

There a few a possible side effects for each of the facial vein removal treatments we utilize. With VeinWave, patients may experience pigment change or scarring; this is more common with patients with darker skin tones. For sclerotherapy treatments, patients may experience rare side effects such as skin breakdown and eventually scarring.

Results of Facial Vein Removal

Regardless of the type of treatment you receive, you can expect noticeable results from facial vein removal. Most spider veins on the face are typically seen around the nose, lower face, and around the cheeks. With these incredible treatments you will notice less redness and have reduced vein appearance. The results of facial vein removal all depend on the experienced hands of your physician. Since the treatment is a specialized technique, it is recommended that you choose an experienced cosmetic technician like Dr. Wright.

Facial Vein Removal with St. Louis Laser Veins

If you are ready to reduce the appearance of spider veins on your face, contact the St. Louis Laser Vein Center today. Dr. Wright and his highly trained team can help you appreciate the way you look again. Give us a call today for your free consultation and see if facial vein removal is right for you.