Can veins on the face be treated with lasers? I'm concerned injections will cause more damage.

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Vein Center of Orange County

Published on Aug 11, 2015

Facial telangiectasia (thin red veins < 1 mm in diameter) are treated by either topical lasers or radiofrequency. Although both can provide good results, protection from sun exposure is required after lasers but not after radiofrequency. In twenty-five years of treating vein disorders, I have never experienced complications after sclerotherapy for facial veins. Sclerotherapy is much more effective than lasers for thicker telangiectsia > 1 mm in diameter, and the only viable choice for reticular veins (blue-green veins 2-4 mm in diameter).
Choose an experienced provider and follow his/her recommendation as to which method will work best for your specific case.

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Answered by Vein Center of Orange County

Facial telangiectasia (thin red veins < 1 mm in diameter) are treated by either topical lasers or radiofrequency. Although both can provide good results, protection from sun exposure is required after lasers but not after radiofrequency. In twenty-five years of treating vein disorders, I have never experienced complications after sclerotherapy for facial veins. Sclerotherapy is much more effective than lasers for thicker telangiectsia > 1 mm in diameter, and the only viable choice for reticular veins (blue-green veins 2-4 mm in diameter).
Choose an experienced provider and follow his/her recommendation as to which method will work best for your specific case.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Aug 07, 2015

Facial veins can be treated with laser, micro needle RF, removal through tiny incisions and even sclerotherapy. The treatment varies depending on the size and location of the veins.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Facial veins can be treated with laser, micro needle RF, removal through tiny incisions and even sclerotherapy. The treatment varies depending on the size and location of the veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Aug 07, 2015

Facial spider veins are easily treated with the right laser. Larger blue veins around the eyes also but this takes experienced practitioners and the right lasers. There is a higher incidence of complications with injections.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Facial spider veins are easily treated with the right laser. Larger blue veins around the eyes also but this takes experienced practitioners and the right lasers. There is a higher incidence of complications with injections.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialists of Arizona

Published on Aug 07, 2015

Yes with better results than sclerotherapy

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Answered by Vein Specialists of Arizona

Yes with better results than sclerotherapy

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Published on Aug 07, 2015

Yes cutaneous laser or radio frequency can help facial veins. If you have a lot of veins you may have rosacea and there is also a medication that makes them look smaller (mirvaso)

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Yes cutaneous laser or radio frequency can help facial veins. If you have a lot of veins you may have rosacea and there is also a medication that makes them look smaller (mirvaso)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Aug 07, 2015

Possibly. Also veinwave may be a good option as well or a similar radio frequency device.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Possibly. Also veinwave may be a good option as well or a similar radio frequency device.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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