Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.VI.
Have you noticed a group of small red vein clusters on your face? Have you ever wondered what they are or how you treat them? The tiny veins are right under the surface of the skin, making them very delicate and easy to enlarge and break. The medical term for broken facial capillaries is telangiectasia. There are a few causes of this condition. The small veins just under the surface of your skin are very delicate. An injury to the face, scrubbing too hard while washing your face, sun damage, smoking and alcoholism are all preventable causes of broken capillaries. Other, less avoidable causes are heredity, ageing due to thinning skin, and sometimes telangiectasia is associated with rosacea. Unfortunately, telangiectasia won’t repair itself so prevention and treatment is key.
The treatments for telangiectasia are laser and thermal therapies or facial aesthetic surgery. Fortunately, there an easy and affordable treatment therapy called VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System. According to the VeinGogh analysis, the thermal energy generates a tiny, regulated, high frequency current delivered to the vessel via a hair-thin probe. A “microburst” of energy selectively heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vessel wall, which is quickly absorbed into the body. All this is accomplished without affecting the outer layers of the skin resulting in a quick return to normal daily activities.
Another vein treatment option called sclerotherapy might be presented with larger facial veins. During the sclerotherapy procedure, the veins are injected with a solution that scars the vein and inhibits blood flow. The vessels collapse and the body naturally eliminates the vein.
Does VeinGogh only work on veins?
No! VeinGogh can also be used to eliminate cherry angiomas (raised red freckles or moles), small hemangiomas (raised freckle or mole), skin tags, spider nevi (cluster of small veins), and even the redness of rosacea.
Here are few tips to reduce facial spider veins:
- Wear sunscreen daily
- Gently was your face
- Reduce or eliminate alcohol
- Avoid trauma to skin
- Avoid anything that will put constant pressure on your face