Facial spider veins, or telangiectsias, are a problem affecting at least a third of the adult female population and 40% of the men in the U.S. These red and blue veins are visable beneath the skin on face and often appear on the legs. One of the myths about spider veins is that they are caused by repeatedly crossing your legs. That is necessarily not true, as is evident by the fact that these veins also appear on the face. While it is possible to keep spider veins on the legs hidden to some degree, it is more difficult to mask facial spider veins caused by broken capillaries. Treatment for this condition is available at Denver Vein Center. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members if you are experiencing problems with spider veins in your legs or on your face. We realize that these veins are not just a cosmetic problem but can also be a sign of an abnormality with the underlying veins, and can cause itching, pain, restless leg syndrome (RLS), aching, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Denver Vein Center offers our patients several different options for spider vein treatment and removal, including sclerotherapy and laser therapy.
Treatment Options for Facial Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is a quick and painless treatment in which a harmless saline solution is injected into the abnormal vein, which causes the vein to close off the blood flow. Once this occurs, the vein collapses and is absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy can be combined with other methods of treatment to produce optimal results. You will be able to resume your normal daily activities after the treatment, including walking which helps increase the blood flow through the other veins. Sclerotherapy is very effective in the elimination of unsightly spider veins in both the legs and face, relief of any associated symptoms you may be experiencing, is virtually painless, does not result in any scarring, and is done in our offices without the need for any hospitalization.
Another method of facial spider veins and broken capillaries treatment is our CoolGlide Laser system. This non-invasive technology uses long wavelength light energy to eliminate small spider veins, causing the blood in the offending vein to coagulate, which helps the vein be absorbed by the body and, as with sclerotherapy, the blood is redirected through other veins. This is a very effective treatment for facial spider veins, and results in no scarring or bruising. There are no injections involved with this form of spider vein treatment, and it can also be done in our offices and is virtually painless.
For questions about treatment for facial spider veins, broken capillaries treatment, or any of our other vein and skin treatment services, call the Denver Vein Center at (303) 777-8346 today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert staff. We look forward to speaking with you.