Face and Leg Veins

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are tiny veins that constantly look dilated and unappealing. While leg veins may be caused by weak vascular walls and inefficient circulation, facial capillaries are often associated with rosacea, excessive sun exposure and exposure to heat. Heredity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, weight gain or leg injury may influence the occurrence of leg spider veins. Also, occupations that require standing are more at risk. Patients with leg varicosities complain of the unsightly appearance of the veins, and often report heaviness and swelling of the legs and feet.

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of spider and smaller varicose veins on the legs. Veins are injected with a sterile chemical, which irritates the vessel’s lining, causing it to become inflamed, harden, and eventually fade away completely. The injection needle is very small, and patients often feel little pain and do not need any anesthesia.

We prefer Laser treatment for leg or facial capillaries that are too small to be injected with sclerotherapy. Lasers provide a way to treat vessels safely, easily and effectively by selectively targeting the red blood cells which in turn heat and damage the vessels, leading to their disappearance. Patients can resume their normal daily activities after the procedure.