How Spider Vein Treatment for the Face Works

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Many people think that spider veins only develop in the legs. But did you know that those thin, squiggly, bluish-purple veins can appear on the chest and face as well?

If your facial spider veins are starting to chip away at your self-confidence, you’ll be glad to know there’s a way you can get rid of them altogether. In this blog post, we will discuss the popular treatment options for facial spider veins as well as how they work.

How Spider Vein Treatment Is Done on the Face

There are a number of treatment options for facial spider veins. Outlined below are two methods that have gained traction because of their effectiveness and excellent cosmetic results:

  • Sclerotherapy – This facial spider vein treatment involves a vein doctor injecting an irritant solution into the spider veins to cause them to collapse and close. Blood then gets rerouted to surrounding healthy blood vessels, and the collapsed vein gets reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually disappears.

You may need more than one sclerotherapy session to achieve your desired results.

  • Laser therapy –This treatment involves a vein doctor using a handpiece that is built with epidermal cooling to deliver pulses of light energy to heat the problematic veins and cause them to collapse and seal shut. As with sclerotherapy, the remnants of the damaged blood vessels are later absorbed by the body.

For this treatment, your vein doctor may recommend three to six sessions for optimal results.

To determine which of these treatments is suitable for you, your vein doctor will thoroughly examine your face and, possibly, use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound). Your vein doctor may also ask you about your medical history and lifestyle.

Facial Spider Vein Treatment Near Me in Kansas City & Liberty, MO

For the best facial spider vein treatment outcome, choose only aboard-certified venous and lymphatic medicine physician, such as ours here at Missouri Vein SpecialistsDr. Scott Darling. Sclerotherapy and CuteraXeo laser therapy belongs to the vast array of vein treatments Dr. Darling offers to help patients with vein disorders achieve the kind of skin that they’d love to be in.

Schedule an evaluation today and find out which treatment options Dr. Darling recommends for your facial spider veins. Call our vein clinic at 816-792-3400 or use our convenient appointment request form. We’re eager to serve you!