Unsightly facial veins are a common source of insecurity and embarrassment. We see these bothersome veins every time we look in the mirror or at photos of ourselves, and over time become more self-conscious of how they look. Most of our patients who are seeking help with facial vein treatment are dealing with one of three common problems: spider veins, periorbital veins, and bulging forehead veins. These types of facial veins can become more prominent due to aging, genetics and other lifestyle factors. Fortunately, the team at Siragusa Vein and Laser has the experience and expertise to quickly treat these facial veins with little to no downtime.
Types of Problematic Facial Veins
Spider veins along the sides of the nose and cheeks are one of the most common types of facial vein problem that our patients complain about. These fine, red or purple veins are the result of sun damage and genetics.
Periorbital veins are small, superficial veins located around the eyes. These veins are typically not visible, however, genetics, sun exposure, and aging can lead to them becoming visible around the eyes and temple.
Bulging Forehead Veins
Bulging forehead veins tend to be the largest of the facial veins that patients seek treatment for. Forehead veins run vertically along the mid-portion of the forehead, although some patients have several additional prominent branches.
How are Facial Veins Treated and What to Expect?
Problematic facial veins can be easily treated using a variety of advanced techniques, such as the use of lasers and sclerotherapy. These treatment options are minimally invasive, performed in the comfort of our office, and require little to no downtime. Patients receiving these treatments can typically return to work and normal activity immediately following their procedure, and typically need two to three treatments to achieve optimal results.
Spider veins and redness are best treated with a laser procedure called BroadBand Light or, which is ideal for smaller spider veins. Using BBL laser technology, we deliver precise wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the blood vessels causing them to safely dissolve. Blood flow is then directed back into the normal veins below the skin’s surface.
The treatment of periorbital veins depends primarily on the size of the veins. Smaller veins around the eye are generally treated with a laser, while larger veins typically respond most favorably to foam sclerotherapy. Both options may require 2-3 treatments for best results.
Forehead veins are almost always best treated with foam sclerotherapy.This procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions and consisting only of small injections. The treatment takes between ten and fifteen minutes with little to no downtime, and patients typically return to work or normal daily activity following treatment.
Why Choose Siragusa Vein and Laser for Your Facial Vein Treatment?
As a board-certified vascular surgeon, who has treated numerous patients with unsightly facial veins, Dr. Siragusa has the experience and expertise to correctly diagnose and comprehensively treat his patients’ facial vein issues. Regardless of the type of vein, or which treatment is utilized, our patients see results in the form of a smooth, youthful appearance.
Take The First Step
If you’d like to stop covering up those embarrassing facial veins with makeup or hats, schedule a consultation today and find out how easy it is to reclaim your youthful appearance and face the world free from discolored, bulging, unsightly veins.