Facial Vein Treatment Traverse City and Cadillac, MI
At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, we offer cosmetic treatments, including sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy, for facial veins.
What kinds of veins are showing up on my face?
The face doesn’t develop varicose veins. Instead the face develops tiny red, purple, and blue spider veins and small telangiectasias (web-like clusters of veins and broken capillaries). These veins are usually too small to treat with sclerotherapy, plus we don’t like using that on the face.
How can I get rid of veins on my face?
Our preferred treatment for spider veins and telangiectasias on the face is called VeinGogh. VeinGogh works on spider veins up to 0.3mm. VeinGogh uses a small stylus that resembles a pen. On the end is a hair-like fiber. Dr. Heeringa and Diana Seehase BSN RN inserts the tiny fiber just beneath the surface of the skin, but he doesn’t pierce the targeted blood vessel. The stylus delivers a microburst of controlled heat energy. This heat damages the vein walls and the vein seals shut. With most spider veins, VeinGogh instantly makes the vein disappear visually. If there is any remaining sign of the vein, that goes away as the body scavenges and disposes of it over the next few weeks.
We can also use sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy on larger veins on the forehead.
Are these treatments painful?
VeinGogh is painless, and patients don’t even need topical anesthetic to handle it. The patient can feel a slight pinch when the fiber is inserted beneath the skin, but most patients equate it to the feeling of a single hair being pulled out.
Sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy both use local anesthesia to numb the targeted veins and surrounding tissues ensuring the patient doesn’t feel anything.
Is there downtime after removing facial veins?
There is no downtime with any of these procedures.
What results can I expect from these vein removal procedures?
VeinGogh, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy are all very effective on removing varicose veins, spider veins, and telangiectasias on the face, as well as on the back of the hands. These veins only need one treatment in most cases, and the veins will vanish for the most part immediately. Some larger veins will take a few weeks to fully disappear, but will improve dramatically during the procedure.
Are these treatments permanent?
When Dr. Heeringa and Diana Seehase BSN RN remove these veins, they are closed off permanently. They will not reopen and reform. The blood that was running through these veins is instantly re-routed as soon as the vein collapses. They are gone for good. You can still develop other similar veins in the future, however.
Why should the team at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists treat my facial veins?
Veins are all we do at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists. This isn’t a sideline for us. We treat the full spectrum of venous diseases from venous ulcers to edema to visible varicosities, all the way to the tiniest spider veins. This is what we do and we do it better than anyone in Northern Michigan.