Laser Treatment for Facial Veins

Complaint: Visible Facial Veins

Treatment: Endovascular Laser Treatment with Dornier Laser

Red, visible facial veins can be a troubling condition. Though facial veins are rarely a medical issue, they can cause other life-altering effects ranging from daily annoyance to loss of self-esteem. This patient came to us hoping to remove her red spider veins (sometimes called broken veins) on her face. They were located on her cheek and were often difficult to cover without thick makeup application.

At The Vein Institute. she was evaluated by Dr. Gardner, who determined that treatment with the Dornier Vascular Laser would be most effective for her.  This surface laser therapy ablates the bothersome surface veins by absorbing laser energy into the vessel, eliminating the blood flow through that vein.

Before and After pictures of the patient show before, immediately after, one-week post-treatment and two weeks post-treatment.

  • Immediately following the procedure, the veins looked similar to a scratch, often redder than before treatment.
  • One week post-treatment, she still had some crusting and redness, but a noticeable reduction of veins that were visible can be seen.
  • At two weeks post-treatment, though she still has some mild redness, there is a good clearing of the veins. These results are typical for most patients after only one treatment.

To learn more about Cosmetic Vein Treatment read It’s Not Vain to Take Care of Your Veins: Cosmetic Treatment for Veins