Are you noticing small, threadlike veins appearing on your face and/or hands? To clarify, these are usually known as spider veins and are very common. For example, they usually appear as red or blue veins and can be clustered or concentrated in a particular area. Furthermore, spider veins can also give off a flushed appearance. The veins commonly appear around the nose, but can happen on the lower face or around the cheeks.
Causes and Prevention of Spider Veins
Most spider veins are directly linked to sun exposure and often appear on people who have fairer skin. Furthermore, age can also be a factor in the appearance of spider veins. On the other hand, these veins can also be caused by skin conditions such as rosacea.
Treating Facial Spider Veins
Removal of spider veins is a specialized technique and an experienced physician, like Dr. Thomas Wright, should perform it. Furthermore, there are several different methods for facial spider veins removal.
VeinWave or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are some of the best treatments for spider veins. For instance, laser spider vein treatment in St. Louis is an outpatient procedure and lasts about 10-20 minutes. In short, laser energy destroys the abnormal veins to reduce the appearance of the unsightly veins. On top of that, the treatment uses a hand-held device which creates a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping. In addition, there are very few possible side effects from VeinWave or IPL. However, some may experience a pigment change or scarring, especially those with darker skin.
Larger blue veins often need sclerotherapy treatments. Moreover, we inject a special solution called a sclerosant, into the veins. After that, the veins close up and are naturally absorbed by the body. However, there are rare risks to sclerotherapy, including a possible skin breakdown that can cause scarring.
Getting Facial Spider Veins Removal
Are you ready to get rid of those spider veins? Your first step is to consult with an experienced vein specialist such as Dr. Wright. As a knowledgeable vein specialist in St. Louis, Dr. Wright can correctly diagnose your issues. Furthermore, he can identify if it’s a cosmetic issue or a symptom of a more serious condition. Please give us a call at St. Louis Laser Vein Center to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wright. In conclusion, we’ll discuss your individual case and all possible treatments, including facial spider vein removal.