While no one wants to deal with spider veins on any part of the body, spider veins that appear on your legs are less traumatic because they can be easily hidden by wearing pants, tights, or long dresses. Spider veins on your face, on the other hand, are impossible to cover naturally and force you to wear significant amounts of expensive makeup that often wears off as the day passes.
Spider veins in your face can be caused by many factors, such as genetics, aging, excessive exposure to the sun, poor circulation, and amount of alcohol intake. While there are many ways to prevent the formation of spider veins on your face, once they’ve appeared, you’ll need to have them treated in order to get rid of them. A number of treatments are available that will get rid of facial spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where a doctor injects a salt or chemical solution into your damaged veins. The solution irritates the lining of the afflicted vein, causing it to empty itself of blood and seal itself so that blood can no longer flow through it. When the blood has emptied from the vein, it will no longer be visible through your skin.
Sclerotherapy is most often recommended for large spider veins in the face and typically requires multiple sessions. For smaller spider veins, Laser Therapy and Veinwave treatments be better options.
Laser Therapy is very effective for treating spider veins on the face or any other area where the damaged veins are close to the surface of the skin. A doctor treats the facial spider veins with a laser, and the heat of the laser damages the vein, causing it to scar and preventing blood from entering it in the future.
There is little recovery time associated with Laser Therapy for spider vein removal, and it is effective for treating facial veins because it is non-invasive and does not cause visible scarring on the surface of the skin. However, Laser Therapy only treats surface veins; if you have deeper veins that are causing the surface spider veins, Sclerotherapy may be a better option, or your doctor may recommend a combination of the two procedures.
Veinwave is a newer spider vein treatment that is highly effective in treating small damaged veins in the face. To perform this procedure, a doctor inserts a very thin needle into the top layers of your skin. The needle produces heat using electrical currents, and the heat damages and closes the damaged veins immediately.
If you have very small spider veins on your face, Veinwave may be your best option. In many cases, it eradicates spider veins within 15 minutes of the treatment, and because it is minimally invasive, it is unlikely to cause scarring on your face. Additionally, there is no downtime required after the procedure; you can go back to work the same day if desired.
Cost of Spider Vein Treatment
The cost of treatment for spider veins on your face depends on the type of treatment your doctor recommends and whether or not your health insurance will cover the recommended treatment. Our vein treatment cost calculator can give you a sense of what your preferred procedure may cost.