Spider veins are thin, threadlike veins that lie just under the skin’s surface and are commonly red or purple in appearance. They can be anywhere on the body, but are much more common on the legs and the face. If you are considering spider vein removal in St. Louis for any area of the body, Dr. Jones offers advanced treatments from his vein center at Genesis Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center.
Many of us are bothered by small facial capillaries which, even though they may not have any medical consequence, they do have aesthetic significance. Face spider veins are associated with sun damaged skin and certain skin conditions, especially rosacea. They are most frequently located on and around the nose, the cheeks, and the chin area.
Face spider veins are more often than not treated initially by lasers. Dr. Jones has found the Alma Nd Yag laser and the Alma AFT 570 laser very effective for treating spider veins on the face and chest. Sclerotherapy is used on the face only in rare circumstances.