Spider veins can form anywhere on your body, including your face. If you have facial veins, board-certified vascular surgeon Michael Kassouf, MD, and the team at VeinMedic offer state-of-the-art treatments to clear your skin. With offices conveniently located in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge, Manhattan’s Washington Heights, Elmhurst in Queens, and Mount Hope in the Bronx, make an appointment at the New York City office nearest to you. Call VeinMedic or schedule a consultation online today.
You have capillaries — tiny blood vessels — all over your body. Sometimes these small veins swell and break, eventually becoming visible on your skin.
When these veins appear on your face, including your nose and cheeks, they can affect your appearance and your self-confidence.
A variety of factors contribute to facial vein development. You might be genetically prone to facial veins and spider veins or develop them during pregnancy. Excessive alcohol consumption can also dilate your blood vessels and lead to longer-lasting facial veins.
Environmental factors like sun exposure, drastic weather changes, and exposure to other chemicals and irritants can also cause facial veins. Rosacea — a skin condition that causes flushing and enlarged veins — can also make your facial veins more visible.
At VeinMedic, Dr. Kassouf provides customized treatments to minimize or eliminate the appearance of your facial veins. Depending on your needs, he might recommend laser treatments or sclerotherapy.
Dr. Kassouf offers noninvasive laser therapy for facial veins. He uses state-of-the-art equipment to send pulses of light energy into your skin, where it targets your broken blood vessels. The treatment causes the blood to drain from your facial veins, and your body absorbs the blanched vein, leaving you with clear, smooth skin.
You might need several laser treatments to get rid of your facial veins. Also, the therapy can increase your sensitivity to sunlight, so you need to make sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and avoid sun exposure during your treatments.
Doctors have been using sclerotherapy to treat damaged veins for decades. During this treatment, Dr. Kassouf injects a sclerosant into your broken veins. Sclerosants are foaming chemicals that close and seal your damaged vein. The procedure is relatively quick, and your facial veins should fade and disappear within a few weeks.
You can take some steps to reduce your risk of developing facial veins. In addition to protecting your skin from the sun, you can also limit your exposure to extreme heat, which can dilate your blood vessels and increase their chances of becoming visible.
Additionally, you can limit your use of food products that may dilate your veins and make them more visible, such as caffeine, alcohol, and some spices.
If you’re troubled by facial veins, call VeinMedic or make an appointment online today for expert vein treatments.