It’s almost September; as the weather begins to cool down, we’ll see more pants and leggings and fewer shorts and skirts. Although you can use clothing to cover up spider veins on your legs, unsightly blood vessels on your face are much more difficult to hide.
These enlarged veins pose no functional concern, but appear close to the surface of the skin often showing up as a reddish or bluish color. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center many patients often ask if facial spider veins can be safely treated. As a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) our office is committed to safety and clinical care in the field of medical lasers. Our experienced staff treats each patient with the highest standard of care using only medical grade lasers rather than injections or incisions.
Most patients will require one to three treatments for elimination of spider veins. During your pre-treatment consultation, we will be able to provide you with a more specific estimate for your particular needs. Patients also frequently ask what increases their chances of developing spider veins. If you spent a lot of time in the sun this summer you may be more likely to develop facial spider veins. Other factors that may cause spider veins include age, pregnancy, hormones, and obesity.
Women are not the only ones who suffer from spider veins. According to the U.S. Department of Health, about 40 to 45 percent of men in the U.S. suffer from some type of vein problem. If you are interested in laser vein treatment or other laser services we offer please contact our office today. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest on laser vein treatments and news.