There are two types of facial veins that are generally treated, spider veins and reticular veins. Spider veins are red in appearance and are typically found on the nose, cheeks and the side of the face. Reticular veins are larger and greenish blue in color and run along the cheekbone under the eye and at the temple areas.
Facial Vein Treatment
There are a variety of facial vein treatment options on the market today including electrosurgery that utilizes an electric current from a hand held needle. When applied to the blood vessel, the electric current destroys it.
Another treatment option is lasers that utilize high energy focused light. Vascular lasers target the hemoglobin in the blood destroying the blood vessel and leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
And finally, there is what is called intense pulsed light therapy that is very similar to a laser, but uses broadband light instead of focused light. The broadband light destroys the blood vessel and also doesn't harm the surrounding tissue and there is less purpura.
In most cases no anesthesia is needed, but there may be some discomfort. Bruising and swelling may occur after IPL or PDL treatment, and small scabs and swelling may be seen after laser treatment.
Downtime is minimal, you can apply makeup afterwards, and even return to work depending on your comfort level if swelling occurs.
If you are interested in facial vein treatment you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether it's facial vein treatment or another cosmetic procedure that you want to have done, there is a cosmetic surgeon in your area who can assist you today.