Facial Veins And Rosacea
Treatment Options For Facial Veins And Rosacea
Sclerotherapy: This is the primary procedure used for treatment of the larger blue veins at the temples or under the eyes. A series of injections are performed using a FDA approved detergent solution which causes the target veins to shrink down and seal up so that they are no longer visible. The body then dissolves the small vein remnant over the next few weeks to months. Treatment is done in 30 minute sessions and you can return to normal activity immediately afterwards.
Surface Laser and Broad Band Light: These procedures are the primary procedures used to treat any of the very small spider veins, broken capillaries, tiny red vessels, or rosacea which may be too small to inject. The laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by blood in the targeted vessel. The absorption converts light into heat energy, which raises the temperature of the blood, coagulating the blood inside the vessel which causes it to collapse and seal up. The vessel is then slowly dissolved over the next few weeks to months. Treatment is done in 30-60 minute sessions and you can return to normal activity immediately afterwards.
Facial Veins and Rosacea treatments are considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by insurance.