Although varicose veins normally get a lot of attention, spider veins can also be a cause for concern, especially when they are on the face and nose. These veins can sometimes be unsightly, and that’s why people often wish to have them removed. But are nose and face veins treated the same way.
Veins on the nose and face are known as spider veins, and are also called thread veins or telangiectasias. Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that can be seen just below the surface of the skin. They may be blue, purple, or red in color and resemble spider webs or tree branches.
Are Nose and Face Veins Treated the Same Way?
Yes. Spider veins on the nose and face are commonly treated with VeinWave. VeinWave is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to coagulate the blood vessels. It is an excellent alternative for treating veins that are too small for more established treatments such as sclerotherapy.
VeinWave involves the use of a very tiny, insulated needle that emits RF energy. The needle is inserted below the skin beside the vein, and delivers RF energy directly to the vein, without affecting nearby tissue. The heat causes the walls of the vein to stick together, and it soon collapses and is subsequently reabsorbed by the body.
VeinWave is a quick, virtually painless procedure that does not require any type of anesthesia. It takes 10-20 minutes to complete, and 1-2 treatments may be needed. VeinWave is safe for all skin types.
Interested in Veinwave treatment for spider veins? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Albuquerque, NM area, Albuquerque Vein and Laser Institute is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.albuquerquevein.com,or by calling 505-848-8346.