Solutions for Facial Spider Veins

by / Monday, 25 November 2013 / Published in Blog, Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Treatments




We are all familiar with those purple, blue, or red lines that can be seen through the facial skin. These spider veins are dilated blood vessels that have twisted or turned and can be found on the face in fine lines or in a cluster manner called “starburst”. Rosacea is the most common cause for these red, dilated capillaries, but hormones, genetics, sun exposure and also play a part. The condition is marked by enlarged capillaries that can be seen around the nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks and are accompanied by acne. Spider veins are not harmful nor do they pose any serious health concerns, rather their constant burning and itching sensations may cause aesthetic difficulties. Luckily, there are plenty of sale, noninvasive treatments performed by a dermatologist using a laser to alleviate the symptoms and diminish the appearance of these cosmetic nuisances.

Dermatologist in New Jersey, Dr. Goulko can use laser treatments are needed to eradicate spider veins. During the procecure, the bouts of thermal energy are absorbed by the patient’s blood cells inside the spider veins. These cells become so hot they cause a clotting effect that closes the vein. This ensures the decrease of dilated blood vessels on the facial skin. Laser treatments are relatively fast and quite effective. It’s a good idea to set up a consultation with your dermatologist to discuss the laser corrective approach for your facial spider veins. For more information, look at our before and after pictures.