Heal Spider Veins in Face - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Aging, genetics, hormones, over exposure to the sun, smoking, skin care therapies and other lifestyle options can break down your skin and let's don't forget facial spider veins. But the good news is that there are treatment options available to improve the skin's appearance and to heal spider veins in face.

There are numerous labels attached to skin problems like, facial spider veins, surface irregularities, scars, blemishes, discolorations such as freckles and birthmarks, acne, wrinkles and Rosacea. Laser therapy can remove blemishes, seal blood vessels or penetrate deeper into skin tissue. Chemical peels and Dermabrasion can smooth the skins surface, but Sclerotherapy can also heal spider veins on the face and close off unsightly blood vessels.

Tiny surface veins (telangiectasias or spider veins) are a widespread concern in women, especially after pregnancy. They also regularly occur in people who have varicose veins. Those who have spider veins and varicose veins can reduce the risk of quick reappearance of spider veins by having the varicose veins treated first.

Medium and large spider veins are best treated by sclerotherapy, a chemical solution is injected into the vein to cause it to inflame and ultimately disappear. Laser therapy is most effective on small and medium-sized veins and facial spider veins.

Sclerotherapy can be performed in the physician's office and does not require hospitalization. Depending upon the area being treated, the procedure can take up to 30 minutes. No sedation or anesthesia is necessary. Injection sites are covered with gauze and tape, and the legs are usually wrapped with an elastic wrap. The vessels progressively fade away over the next month. Several sclerotherapy sessions may be required to achieve the look that you are hoping for. Sclerotherapy treatments are normally scheduled six weeks apart.

A temporary burning sensation may occur as the solution enters the vessel. In most cases this discomfort disappears within minutes. After treatment veins can appear darker and more visible, but over the month that follows, the darkness fades.

The skin should be protected from sun exposure for one year following either treatment.

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