Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that can occur any place on the body, but commonly appear on the face. These unsightly varicose veins on the face, while typically a cosmetic problem, may also be a symptom of the body’s overall health, as they are actually injured veins or capillaries.
Pressure from long-term inflammation, obesity, or high blood pressure can cause damage to vessel walls. However, simply rubbing or washing the skin too roughly may also be the cause of broken capillaries, especially around the delicate eye areas.
Aging can also be a factor in the development of facial spider veins due to weakened veins and skin. In addition, certain skin diseases, too much sun exposure, smoking, exposure to pollutants or toxins, stress, insomnia, or a lack of physical activity can also be contributing factors.
Taking steps to care gently for skin, eating a wide variety of healthful fruits and vegetables, getting plenty of sleep, managing stress and health issues, and performing daily exercise can all help the body to be in better health, and reduce the likelihood of the appearance of these veins. However, once facial spider veins appear, they typically require varicose veins treatment in order to disappear.
Fortunately, modern day laser treatment for varicose veins now provides a highly effective, non-surgical option. During this treatment called sclerotherapy, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time.
This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within minutes.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With this modern therapy, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
If you would like more information regarding facial vein treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.