If you’re starting to see spider veins on your face, you’re not alone. They can appear anywhere on the body, but specifically raise alarm when they show up around the nose, cheeks or under the eyes.

What accuvein2_opt-140x300__1_ (1)Causes Spider Veins?

There are a number of causes for spider veins, including smoking, hormonal changes, heredity and poor circulation. However, in this area, our Atlanta vein specialists see a lot of people whose spider veins were likely caused by sun exposure. The free radicals in the sun can damage the tiny blood vessels under the skin, causing them to break and become visible.

Unlike varicose veins, spider veins are harmless and generally not painful. However, why not get rid of them with a simple, quick painless spider vein removal procedure like those we offer at VeinInnovations? These procedures destroy the damaged veins, causing them to be naturally absorbed into the bloodstream. The spider veins then fade away.

Laser Treatment

This is a common way of treating spider veins. Lasers are used to produce thermal energy that is applied directly to the damaged veins. It’s a virtually painless, non-invasive treatment.

Sclerotherapy

This treatment is used on spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It’s been around for years, but has increasingly been improved. Now it’s virtually pain-free. It’s called sclerotherapy because a fluid called sclerosant is injected into the damaged veins using a microneedle. Sclerosant was originally used as an anesthetic, so it doesn’t cause any stinging or burning.

Find Out Which Spider Vein Removal Treatment is Best for You

When you have your consultation with one of our Atlanta vein doctors, we’ll go over the options in more detail and answer all of your questions. Together, we’ll determine the best treatment for you. Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Atlanta vein clinics.