Will Facial Veins Return After Vein Reduction Treatment?
Spider veins, varicose veins, and other visible veins are a constant source of frustration for many people. When spider veins occur on the face – as they often do – they can understandably be a cosmetic nuisance. For patients who are tired of trying to conceal their facial spider veins with makeup or large sunglasses, professional vein reduction treatments can be life-changing. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, board-certified general surgeon and vascular expert Dr. Matthew Lynch offers a complete range of vein services, including minimally invasive treatments for cosmetic concerns and advanced therapies for more extensive issues, such as vascular veins. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect after vein reduction for facial spider veins, including why new veins may appear after treatment and what you can do to reduce your risk of that occurring.
Are spider veins dangerous?
Fortunately, spider veins are not a serious health concern and are typically harmless. However, they can certainly cause frustration and even embarrassment – especially when they occur in visible areas like the face or legs. Most often, spider veins appear as thin, branching webs in a red, purple, or even blue color, making them quite difficult to conceal.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins are the result of excess blood accumulating, or pooling, near the skin’s surface. Although there is not always an obvious cause of spider veins, certain risk factors may make a person more likely to develop spider veins. These include:
- Being overweight
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Sun damage
How can I get rid of spider veins on my face?
Thanks to modern medicine and technology, spider vein treatments are more effective and convenient than ever before. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, Dr. Lynch offers a number of spider vein treatment options to meet the unique needs of patients. Two of the most popular spider vein reduction treatments include:
- Sclerotherapy: This minimally invasive treatment, which can be aided by ultrasound guidance, involves injecting a tiny amount of sclerosing solution directly into the vein. This causes the vein to collapse, after which time it is resorbed by the body and is no longer visible.
- Surface laser treatment: Surface laser treatment using the advanced Harmony XL PRO laser is completely noninvasive and delivers targeted heat energy to destroy veins.
In many cases, a combination of surface laser treatment plus sclerotherapy offers the most dramatic and longest-lasting outcomes.
Will spider veins come back after treatment?
The spider veins treated with sclerotherapy, surface laser treatment, or other vein solution offered by Dr. Lynch will not reappear. Although new veins may develop in the future, they are often less severe than veins that were originally treated. While the development of new spider veins cannot be completely prevented, there are some things you can do to discourage new veins, including:
- Exercise regularly
- Stay active
- Eat a healthy diet
- Do not smoke
Should visible veins develop at any point after your original treatment, Dr. Lynch can perform a touch-up vein treatment to restore the smooth, clear skin you desire.
Watch spider veins disappear with specialized vein reduction treatments in Peoria, AZ
Are you self-conscious about visible spider veins on your face or legs and want a more effective, longer-lasting treatment option than over-the-counter products? If so, we can help. Call Lynch Vein & Aesthetics to learn more about our extensive range of vein treatment options, and schedule your private consultation with board-certified general surgeon and top Peoria, AZ vascular expert Dr. Matthew Lynch today.