Can Spider Veins on the Face Go Away on Their Own?
To reduce the visibility of spider veins on both your body and face, Xage Medical Spa offers noninvasive laser vein removal for men and women in Provo, UT. During your consultation, board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter will suggest a personalized plan that helps you meet your aesthetic goals with this laser vein treatment. With the Alma™ Harmony XL laser, he can help your veins disappear without the need for painful surgery or injections.
Typically found on the face or upper thighs, spider veins are small blood vessels that branch off and are visible through the skin. They can be red, blue, and purple, which makes them hard to hide without treatment. They usually worsen as time passes, which leads to them being more visible. To begin the removal process, schedule an appointment online to learn more about our Alma Harmony XL laser vein removal.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins form whenever valves in veins weaken. When these valves no longer work as they should, blood collects inside these small veins, which leads to the appearance of spider veins.
Some common causes of spider veins include:
• Hormone shifts or imbalances
• Gender (women are twice as likely to get them than men)
• Weight gain
Dr. Porter can evaluate you during your consultation to decide if sclerotherapy for spider veins on your face is necessary.
Am I a candidate for laser vein removal?
At Xage Medical Spa, laser vein removal helps improve the appearance of small to medium-sized veins on the face and body. While these blood vessels are typically not a medical issue, they are a cosmetic issue. Some of our patients use heavy makeup to try to cover up facial veins. These laser vein treatments are great for those in overall good health who don’t have blood clots and are not pregnant. During your consultation, Dr. Porter can help you have realistic expectations about treatment. He can also discuss his recommendations for the number of sessions necessary to help you achieve your goals.
Can spider veins go away without treatment?
Spider veins typically worsen over time, which means they rarely go away on their own. The good news is that sclerotherapy can help reduce the appearance of these veins on your face and body in Provo, UT.
How we perform laser vein removal
Laser vein treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure in just 20 – 40 minutes. During your procedure, we first will clean the affected area and prepare it for your laser session. We can also use a topical numbing cream to minimize any potential discomfort. We will pass the laser handpiece over your face to target the veins with a series of pulses. This will not affect the rest of your skin. The blood vessel takes in this laser energy, which collapses the wall of the vessel.
After your laser vein removal session, you may notice some swelling, redness, and bruising. However, these symptoms should disappear in about 7 – 10 days. Dr. Porter suggests avoiding prolonged exposure to UV rays and using sunscreen on your treated skin. Additional treatments may be performed to help you to achieve the best results. It’s important to understand that laser vein removal with the Alma Harmony XL treatment in Provo, UT won’t prevent new veins from appearing.
Reduce the appearance of spider veins on your face
Rather than covering or concealing spider veins on your body or face, schedule a consultation to learn about noninvasive laser vein removal treatments at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT. With the Alma Harmony XL laser, you can improve how your skin looks. During your consultation, Dr. Stuart Porter can examine your spider veins and create a personalized treatment plan that helps address your concerns best. Call today to schedule an appointment to learn more about spider veins on the face treatment.