Heal Spider Veins in Face

Updated on: August 18, 2014
If you experience unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins on your thighs, calves and ankles, you may have spider veins. You can heal spider veins in face or on any other part of your body with sclerotherapy, a cosmetic procedure that can make your spider veins a thing of the past.

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these minute veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not a necessary part of it.

Spider veins have one of three basic designs:

1. A true spider shape with a group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point.

2. A pattern that looks like tiny branch-like shapes.

3. They may appear linear - thin separate lines or like sunburst or cartwheel. Linear spider veins are most often found on the inner knee and the outer thigh for a sunburst or cartwheel distribution.

The Procedure

A typical sclerotherapy treatment session lasts between15 to 45 minutes. Your legs will be photographed for record purposes. Then, you will lie down on an exam table where the skin that covers your spider veins will be cleaned with an antiseptic disinfectant. Using one hand to stretch the skin taut, your cosmetic surgeon will inject the sclerosing solution into the veins that are to be treated.

Precisely one injection will be given for every inch of spider vein which means that you could receive anywhere from 5 to 40 injections in one treatment session. You will be asked to change positions a from time to time during the procedure.

As the procedure continues, you will feel tiny pinpricks from the needle sticks and possibly a mild burning sensation. Because the needle used is so thin and the sclerosing solution is so mild the pain is usually mild to none. A cotton ball and tape will be applied to treatment site.

If you would like to learn more about Sclerotherapy for spider veins on your face, you should contact a vein clinic in your area today. Your vein specialist will be able to tell you what treatment options would work best for your specific needs.

VeinDirectory.org is a leading resource for spider veins information. Search for a vein clinic near you today!

Have specific questions?

All Article Categories

Before & After Photos

Suggested Doctors

Recently Asked Questions