Ways to Treat Facial Spider Veins

Facial spider veins and broken capillaries are a typical part of many people’s aging appearance, and while they are not cause for medical concern, they can affect your self-esteem. If you struggle with discoloration on your nose, cheeks, and jawline as a result of genetics, lifestyle factors, skin trauma, hormonal fluctuations, or specific medications, professional facial vein treatments are available to clear your skin and help you look your best.


Facial Vein Removal Options

At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, we recommend these cutting-edge treatments for facial vein removal.

  • Hyfrecation involves using a small needle with an electrical pulse to remove veins and other unwanted blemishes from the skin’s surface. This brief, in-office procedure cauterizes the spider veins and prevents them from returning.
  • V-Beam is a cosmetic laser that uses micro-pulse technology to target red and brown pigments within the skin, causing the blood vessels to absorb the laser energy. Over three to five monthly treatments, V-Beam will improve the appearance of concerns such as spider veins, rosacea, age spots, and discoloration.
  • IPL, or intense pulsed light, treats signs of premature aging, including sun damage, redness, and broken capillaries. IPL provides a dramatically smoother complexion with a customizable treatment that we can tailor to your unique needs.


After meeting with you, evaluating your skin’s condition, and learning more about your cosmetic concerns and health history, our dermatologists can customize a treatment plan that is the best approach for your skin type.


What to Expect After Facial Vein Removal

While you should be able to return to your typical daily schedule after your facial vein removal, we suggest avoiding strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. We also recommend not drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking for at least two days before and two days after your treatment, because alcohol thins your blood and smoking slows your circulation.


After V-Beam and IPL treatment, your skin may be more susceptible to sun damage. Before spending time outside, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to your face. If you have fairer skin, take further precautions by wearing a broad-brimmed hat. These steps will help avoid complications such as poor healing, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.


Our Tradition of Excellence and Expertise

Carrying on a proud history that dates back to our practice’s founding in 1903, Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco’s experienced physicians take a consultative, hands-on approach to all the procedures we provide.


We are highly selective about all the treatments we offer, researching each option to determine if it lives up to our high standards for excellence. Then, we undergo thorough training to ensure we have the expertise to provide consistently excellent, long-lasting, and natural-looking results for every client.


If you would like to learn more about non-surgical, minimally invasive ways to clear your complexion of unwanted facial spider veins with expert treatment in San Francisco, please reach out to us by calling (415) 362-2238 or filling out our convenient online form today.