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What options are available to get rid of facial spider veins?

This question was asked in Fountain Valley, California and has 11 answer(s) as of 05/20/2013.
I have tried several lasers and light based treatments for red colored spider veins on my face, none of it has worked. Are there any other options available for me to try?


Doctors Answers (11)

There are other options that can be tried. This includes injection sclerotherapy or more likely in the case of red veins technologies that use radiofrequency energy to destroy small red veins. One such technology was known as an vein wave and there are other technologies similar to it.

Some veins are resistant. There are several types of laser treatments. Ask which one was used. Then you can select a different type of laser to see if this works. Sclerotherapy may work as well.

Facial spider veins are often treated by lasers and IPL light based treatment for very fine spider veins. For larger spider veins, reticular sclerotherapy is an option and generally very effective on small veins regardless of location.

VeinGogh uses radio frequency energy pulses to eliminate fine spider veins without having to worry about sun exposure. Sclerotherapy (injections) works better for larger veins while VeinGogh is better for finer smaller ones.

I would recommend sclerotherapy if you have not had any results from a laser.

The best choice is a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.

You can find someone to inject them, Vein Gogh, or vein wave can be used on small spider veins.

I have great success using Veinwave which uses Radio Frequency energy to close tiny red veins on the face.

Laser treatment and phototherapy (intense pulsed light-IPL, and broad band light-BBL) are the main stay of spider veins on the face. Sclerotherapy is not recommended on the face.

Liquid sclerotherapy may be an option depending on the size and location of the veins.

I would recommend you seek the opinion of a dermatologist with experience in vascular lasers, they work quite well for vessels around the cheeks and nose areas. Usually, these vessels are too small to consider other treatments, such as sclerotherapy.

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