There are countless veins threaded throughout our bodies that provide us with oxygenated blood. Usually, we can’t really see how they weave through our bodies, but in some cases, veins develop an issue that prompts them to become visible through the skin.
These conditions can develop anywhere, but they are particularly troublesome when they appear on the face since it can feel impossible to cover them up. This causes many people to feel self-conscious about their appearance.
What Are Facial Veins?
Facial veins are essentially spider or varicose veins that develop somewhere in the facial tissue. Spider veins appear to be dark blue or purple lines that are visible just beneath the skin. Varicose veins are swollen veins that appear bulbous.
Both spider veins and varicose veins are caused by similar issues — the vein’s inability to effectively transfer blood. Sometimes, the blood will stagnate in the vein and change color as it loses oxygen (spider veins). This color is easily visible on anyone with a light or medium complexion.
In other cases, the blood will continue to pool and appear overly full or swollen (varicose veins). This results in the vein protruding from the skin. These types of concerns are more common in the legs and thighs but can still develop in the face on rare occasions. While discoloration is usually not a concern, most people find varicose veins to be unsightly and unwanted.
Whenever either of these concerns develops on the face, they are referred to as simply “facial veins.” Since the face is an integral part of our daily interactions and a large part of our identity and confidence, these aesthetic issues can have mountainous impacts on our lives.
How to Treat Facial Veins
At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, we believe the Cutera laser is the best way to eliminate every type of facial vein you develop. This device targets and destroys the underlying vein with concentrated light, forcing the blood to find a new route and eliminating any unsightly veins on your face.
Precision is vital for eliminating veins since you want to avoid damaging any areas around the vein. The Cutera laser and our extensive training allow our team to have pinpoint accuracy during facial vein treatments.
Additionally, the advanced cooling system means that the surface of your skin will not need to take the brunt of the laser’s power. Before, during and after every pulse of light, the Cutera laser will administer a cooling pulse to counter the effects of the laser.
This makes our patients more comfortable during their procedure; it also helps minimize the side effects people feel after the process is completed.
How Should I Prepare for Facial Vein Treatment?
The Cutera laser is a noninvasive treatment, which means you don’t need to worry about preparing for extensive surgeries or recovery times. You can generally return to your routines immediately after the procedure.
We do ask our patients to protect their skin as they get closer to the day of the surgery. Excessive sun exposure and burn could affect your comfort level and the results of your treatment. If you have other specific questions, you can ask them during your consultation.
Facial Vein Treatment Recovery
You may experience minor irritation or discomfort immediately after your procedure, but most patients report that these side effects dissipate within 24 hours. You will not need to take any time away from work or other obligations, making our treatment highly popular for those who have busy or demanding schedules.
What Kind of Results Should I Expect?
Your body will immediately begin rerouting your blood supply once the vein is destroyed, providing instant aesthetic improvement. The results are permanent since there is no way for the vein to repair itself once destroyed.
Unfortunately, no treatment exists that can prevent the development of new facial veins from developing, but you can at least rest assured that the ones you treat will not be coming back to haunt you in any way.
By making regular appointments with our office, we can help you identify areas of concern and develop better ways to be proactive about your vein health. This can save you some procedures and money in the future since proactive health and intentional prevention are much cheaper in the long run.
Facial Vein Treatment Cost
Your exact cost cannot be provided until you have scheduled a consultation with a member of our team. The cost of cosmetic treatments varies widely based on many factors, including the level of correction you will need, your geographic location, how abundant your facial veins are, the experience and expertise of your physician and your overall treatment plan.
The only way to have an accurate estimate for your facial vein treatment is to schedule a consultation with our office and be seen by one of our medical professionals. After reviewing your medical history, examining your conditions and listening to your goals, we will develop the perfect program for your needs.
Why Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan?
Our office is led by Dr. Ronald Lev, who is certified and given diplomat status by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, a certification held by only 1% of phlebology professionals in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Lev received a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University before attaining his Master’s in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He then received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his six-year residency at the University of Washington Hospital.
Every treatment that Dr. Lev performs is done so at the pinnacle of his field. He is a leader in the industry, and his patients regard him as someone dedicated to quality patient care. He strives to remain at the cutting edge of vein treatment technology and education and spends an abundance of time learning new methods and approaches to bring back to his patients.
Erase Facial Veins with Advanced Treatment
If you are ready to learn more about how facial vein treatment can improve your appearance, give our office a call at (212) 204-6501. You can also fill out our online contact page to have a team member give you a call back at a more convenient time. We are looking forward to being your partner through your vein treatment process!