Spider veins appear like a web of blue and/or red veins that start to spread across your face and legs. They are much smaller than varicose veins and closer to the surface of the skin. Experts can’t explain why some people get them and others don’t, but heredity plays a big part, and the older you get, the more common they are. Fortunately, you can have your facial spider veins treated at our office in the Cleveland area.
About Spider Veins
Spider veins on the face are a very common condition for people over 50. A number of factors including sun damage, rosacea, and aging can cause them. Formerly, these small veins were difficult to treat with such treatments as laser ablation or sclerotherapy. Now, however, a relatively new vein treatment for smaller veins has been developed called VeinGogh. This method has microburst technology that uses heat to collapse a damaged vein that will eventually disappear.
The Vein Gogh Treatment
VeinGogh treatment allows the technician to have greater precision to treat the smaller veins and reduces the risk for surrounding vessels and tissue from heat damage. VeinGogh is performed by inserting a hair-like fiber into the vein. When the fiber has located the vein, a tiny burst of heat energy is sent to the targeted vein. The heat safely damages the inside of the vein, causing it to collapse. The vein will get absorbed by the body and the blood will be rerouted to healthy veins.
The VeinGogh treatment is performed in the comfort of our office near Cleveland and usually takes just minutes to complete depending on the number of veins to be treated. After the procedure, it’s normal to have some mild redness that disappears in a few hours.
The results of the treatment should begin to show immediately after the first treatment and will continue to improve over time. The time it takes for complete healing depends on how long it takes for the treated vein to seal shut and collapse. It is important to note that the results vary from patient to patient.
When you visit our specialist at Smith Vein Institute near Cleveland, you can have your spider veins examined and a treatment recommended. VeinGogh may be your best option for becoming spider vein-free. But you won’t know for sure until you schedule a consultation at our office in Concord Township or Middlefield. Contact us today to book an appointment!