4 Treatment Options for Veins in Your Face

When many people think of facial issues, things like wrinkles and blemishes come to mind. However, they are not the only potential problems. Broken blood vessels can also ruin your face's clear, smooth texture. Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments available.

Dr. Mark Schwartz and our highly skilled staff provide state-of-the-art treatments for a wide range of vein issues at the North Shore Vein Center, a nationally-recognized center for excellence, located in Lake Success, New York. Whether you have unsightly veins in your legs, hands or face, or other vein-related problems, we can help.

Facial veins

While noticeable veins can be embarrassing no matter where they appear, they can make people feel particularly self-conscious when they are on the face. Facial veins are common and can appear in a number of locations. 

Some people experience them under their eyes where the blue veins may look like dark circles. They can be especially pronounced in individuals who have superficial veins or thin skin under the eyes. Facial veins can also be around the nose, including to the sides of the nostrils as well as on the forehead, temples, eyelids, cheeks, and chin.

Treatment options

The good news is there are a number of different treatments for facial veins that can be customized to each individual depending on the kind of vein, where it is located, and their particular needs. Some examples include the following: 

VeinGogh

VeinGogh™ is an innovative treatment that uses high-frequency energy delivered in microbursts to rid the skin of unwanted vascular lesions, including spider veins. Using heat delivered by an ultrathin needle probe, this protocol prompts the blood in the veins to coagulate. The wall of the vein collapses while the rest of the skin remains unharmed. Over time, the blood tissue is absorbed into the body.

Photofacial

For people suffering from broken capillaries, rosacea, facial redness, and more, a photofacial using intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can help. Without affecting the surrounding skin, this treatment involves using multiple light wavelengths that are absorbed by the vascular lesion and turned into heat. This results in a controlled injury to the vein's walls and its eventual elimination.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses a single light wavelength. The resulting heat it creates injures the blood vessel walls of the spider veins or vascular lesion. This causes it to slowly disappear.

Sclerotherapy

Certain types of facial veins, including those found under the eyes, can often be treated with sclerotherapy. This protocol involves using a thin needle to inject a special solution into the unwanted veins. The treatment irritates the lining of the blood vessel, which makes it swell and stick together, thereby eliminating the source of the vein.

With so many ways to treat facial veins, it's never been easier to get smoother, clearer skin. Call our office at 516-231-1934 today to discover which protocol is right for you.

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