Facial veins can make you feel insecure about your appearance, but fortunately, treatment is available. At Beverly Hills Vein Institute in Beverly Hills, California, Ivan Brooks, MD, provides personalized therapies such as sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of facial veins. The practice serves the Greater Los Angeles area, so call or schedule a consultation online today to find out how Dr. Brooks can restore your complexion.
Several factors contribute to your chances of developing facial veins. Your genetics and family history, for example, influence your risk.
Additionally, too much sun exposure and heavy alcohol consumption can cause facial veins to appear. Facial veins might also develop after an injury or exposure to certain chemicals or irritants.
While in most cases, facial veins aren’t harmful, you should still talk to a physician like Dr. Brooks about them to make sure they’re not a sign of an underlying health condition. Additionally, facial veins can affect your self-confidence. If you’re bothered by the appearance of your skin, Dr. Brooks can help.
At Beverly Hills Vein Institute, Dr. Brooks offers traditional and foam sclerotherapy to treat facial veins. If foam sclerotherapy is the right treatment for you, Dr. Brooks provides Varithena® treatments. Sclerotherapy is an injectable procedure handled on an outpatient basis that closes and seals your facial veins.
When you have a sclerotherapy treatment, Dr. Brooks carefully cleans your face and provides a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable during your injections. Then, he carefully injects the sclerosant liquid or foam into your visible veins.
Sclerotherapy works by irritating the inside of your veins, which makes them close and seal shut. Once the vein is closed, the blood drains out of it, so you can no longer see the vein on your skin.
Sclerotherapy doesn’t take long — your appointment should be complete in less than an hour. Your facial veins should fade over the next few weeks.
After your treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least a week. You should also take care to avoid the sun and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen any time you leave your home. You should also try to avoid extreme heat for at least a week.
If you’re troubled by facial veins, call Beverly Hills Vein Institute or make an appointment online today to learn how Dr. Brooks can get rid of your visible veins and restore your appearance.