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Treatment of Facial Veins


Although sclerotherapy a common procedure used in the removal of spider veins, laser and RF treatments are often the most effective way to treat facial spider veins or those spider veins very close to the surface of the skin.

The use of a laser allows the selective targeting of the spider vein without damaging the surrounding tissue. The procedure is relatively quick, and no anesthesia is needed. After treatment, the skin can be noticeably more uniform and natural in appearance.

The amount of time varies from fifteen minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated, as well as the severity of the problem. Usually, more than one treatment may be needed to achieve the desired results.

About Laser Surgery

Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light into the vein that make the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used. Side effects may include redness, bruising, itching, swelling and permanent skin tone changes. After treatment, blood vessels fade over several months, but they may not disappear completely. Also, new spider veins can develop in the same area.