Are You Tired of Unsightly Facial Veins?
Spider veins are small blood vessels which can appear almost anywhere on the body, including the face. These tiny, branch-like veins are visible just underneath the skin and tend to be red or blue in color. Facial veins are not threatening, but they are a nuisance and contribute to an unhealthy appearance.
Although the exact cause of facial veins is still unknown, there are several factors which seem to increase the risk of developing them:
- Sun damage
- Hormonal changes
- Being fair-skinned
- Medical conditions, such as lupus
Several treatment options are available that can reduce and subdue the appearance of facial veins.
- PULSED LIGHT REJUVENATION: Dr. Zimmet combines the use of pulsed light with 1-2 other wavelengths of light from the Varilite laser to remove superficial veins on the cheeks, chin and nose. The light is absorbed by the veins generally with little effect on the surrounding skin. In this way, the surrounding healthy skin cells remain intact while the capillary vessels, angiomas, rosacea and tiny spider veins are reduced.
- SCLEROTHERAPY: Sclerotherapy is an injection technique often used on spider veins in the legs but which also works on some types of facial veins. The injection causes unwanted veins to shrink and close over a number of weeks.
- VEIN GOGH: A high frequency current is delivered to the vein via a tiny probe. The “microburst” of energy heats the vein, causing it to collapse and then be absorbed by the body.
Interested in discussing your facial vein treatment options? Call us today at (512) 402-6694 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmet.