Can Facial Spider Veins Be Removed With Laser Treatment?

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For most individuals, spider veins on the face can be an embarrassing issue. These pesky small, purplish colored veins generally pose no medical problem. However, they are primarily a cosmetic concern for most patients. Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter and the team of skin experts at Xage Medical Spa fully understand how this issue can make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. In Provo, UT, people can turn to laser skin care treatments to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of acne scars, sunspots, and even spider veins on the face. Learn more about laser vein removal, including how it works and when you can expect to see results after treatment.

What are spider veins?

Veins carry blood throughout the body, and when they become weakened or damaged, they can appear cosmetically through the skin. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins are not raised in appearance and are typically a small weblike network of thin lines, usually blue, purple, or red in color. They are commonly seen on the leg area with women but can also appear on the hands and face.

What causes spider veins on the face?

Spider veins are weakened or damaged veins that have improper blood flow. Once the vein's valve has an issue, the blood begins to "pool" or accumulate, which, over time, makes it more visible on the surface. While some individuals struggle more with vascular problems, such as spider or varicose veins, the fact is that broken blood vessels can happen to anyone, including kids. There are many different causes for spider veins on the face, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Menopause, pregnancy, or fluctuations in hormones
  • Rosacea
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Extreme weather or wind exposure
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Intense pressure applied to the face or an injury

Can laser vein removal help?

At Xage Medical Spa, Provo, UT, patients can experience the latest laser technology for an easy and effective way to reduce facial spider veins. Laser skin treatments can be like a "magic wand" to help make this cosmetic issue less noticeable. Once the targeted area is cleaned, the Alma Harmony XL laser is passed over the spider veins to emit a pulsating light. The damaged blood vessels will absorb the laser energy, causing the vessel walls to collapse. It is so precise that surrounding skin tissue is not harmed. Within 3 – 4 weeks, the treated veins are reabsorbed by the body and disappear, leaving patients with a more even, attractive complexion.

Reduce the appearance of facial spider veins in Provo, UT

Light therapy with laser technology offers a noninvasive vein removal treatment that requires no downtime. Depending on the severity of each case, patients may need more than one session for optimal results. By pinpointing the damaged or weakened blood vessels, you can be left with flawless, more radiant skin. So, banish those irritating spider veins on your face by contacting our experienced team at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT. Feel better about how you look and schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter today.

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