While the majority of spider and varicose veins occur on the legs, many might not know that unsightly veins can appear on the face, neck and chest areas as well.
Facial veins, or telangiectasias are dilated blood vessels that occur when the elastic fibers in the walls of the blood vessels are weakened. Excessive sun exposure, normal aging, steroid use, liver disease, radiation therapies and trauma can all contribute to facial veins.
To treat these veins, Reno Vein Clinic offers laser treatments that can help minimize the appearance of facial veins. Preferentially heating vessel walls causes them to weaken, fall and be absorbed by the body. Treatments can take 5 to 30 minutes or more depending on the treatment area. If a topical anesthetic is necessary, you should allow 20 to 30 minutes or more for it to take effect. This is best discussed with your physician before treatment. Most patients experience considerable improvement after 1 to 4 treatments depending upon the skin condition and level of treatment.
Facial veins are often a result to sun damage, so using sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure is recommended as primary prevention techniques.