If you have vivid, obvious discoloration on your face, you might feel self-conscious about how it affects your appearance. It might feel like people stare at the red spider veins on your face rather than the real you. Spider veins, also known as thread veins, refer to thin, highly visible veins in which pressure within the blood vessel makes them stand out harshly against the skin.
The face is a common place for these problematic veins to appear, which can lead to a blow to your confidence. Fortunately, a vein doctor can treat spider veins to get rid of discoloration and leave the skin on your face looking beautiful and clear.
Schedule an evaluation of your vein concerns today to find the right treatment for your specific case. Read on to learn more about how you can treat redness in the face with therapy from a vascular specialist.
Treatments for Damaged Veins on the Face
Spider veins will not go away on their own. You will need intervention from a doctor to treat the damaged blood vessels and eradicate skin discoloration.
Vascular specialists will often use laser treatment to get rid of spider veins in the face and elsewhere. The non-invasive therapy uses concentrated beams of light on affected veins to seal them off. Then blood redirects away from the vein. And without the blood and the resulting pressure, you will see the discoloration fade gradually.
Your doctor might also recommend sclerotherapy to treat spider veins in the face. The treatment uses an injection of medicine into the damaged blood vessel that will make the vein collapse and close.
The result is similar to laser treatment in that blood will flow in other, undamaged veins so that you will not see visible effects on your face. Discuss your preferences, aesthetic goals, and medical history with your doctor to find the best treatment option for your needs.
How to Protect Blood Vessels in the Face
Once a doctor treats damaged blood vessels, the spider veins will go away for good. But you might have a chance of developing new cases of spider veins. So you should take preventative measures to protect your vascular health and avoid further aesthetic concerns on your face.
Direct sunlight can prove highly dangerous for blood vessels, especially the sun’s problematic UV rays. The face is often exposed, so this area can carry a higher risk of vein problems than other parts of your body.
If you cannot avoid the sunshine, make sure you keep the skin on your face protected by wearing sunscreen. You might also want to wear a hat that can block some of the sun’s harmful rays from hitting your face.
Excessive heat can carry a similar risk to your vascular health. During the hot summer, these high temperatures can be difficult to avoid. But you can steer clear of saunas, hot tubs, or other high-risk places to better preserve your veins. Discover other tips for preventing spider veins by speaking with your vein doctor and attending an evaluation.