When small facial veins become visible through the skin, the condition is referred to as spider veins. The name is derived from the resemblance of the web of a spider as the veins appear interwoven together. Spider veins are basically miniature varicose veins. The difference is the size of the vessels, with spider veins occurring in the capillaries. The conditions are similar in that they both happen when the vessels become enlarged. This happens when the pooling of blood in the veins causes added pressure against the vessel walls.
Spider veins are most common on the legs and face. While they seldom create any health risks or have any symptoms, they can cause people to be self-conscious about their appearance, especially if they are located on the face. For this reason, many individuals seek laser vein removal at our office for the treatment of facial veins.
Another facial condition for which people often seek treatment is rosacea. It is a condition that causes redness on the face. Sometimes the redness is accompanied by small bumps and pimples. While it is not known what causes the condition, the expansion of the small veins in the face can contribute to flare-ups.
Spider veins and rosacea can be treated by a number of methods, one of which involves the use of lasers. With today’s technology, lasers are very effective at reaching the targeted vessels while leaving the surrounding tissue basically undisturbed. This results in a treatment that produces the desired results with a minimum amount of downtime.
Laser treatments work by directing concentrated light beams toward the veins that are to be removed. The laser heats the vein and causes it to collapse. When this happens, the affected tissue is absorbed into the body over the few weeks following the treatment, during which time it gradually fades from view.
Laser vein removal for small facial veins is performed in the comfort of our office in Jacksonville Beach. Most individuals who receive the treatment can return to their regular daily functions without any intense recovery time.
If you are concerned about the appearance of visible facial veins and want to explore ways in which they can be removed, you should have a discussion with the team at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville. That way, you will know if laser vein removal will likely work for you. Our office is located in Jacksonville Beach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.