Many treatment options exist for spider veins. Sclerotherapy, Veinwave and surface laser procedures can all be used.
On the legs, we prefer sclerotherapy. In this treatment, a very fine needle is used to inject a liquid medication into the spider veins which damages the veins to close them down. The veins actually look a bit worse for about 10 days, then begin to fade. Clusters of veins will likely require more than one treatment to the area. Most patients require 3-5 sessions of sclerotherapy, but individual needs will vary.
Facial spider veins can be treated with Veinwave or surface laser. Veinwave is a device where a very fine electrolysis needle (filament) is placed just into the skin next to the vein. A pulse of radiofrequency energy is then passed through the filament to the vein which damages and closes the vein.
Very fine facial veins, such as in rosacea, can be treated with our Harmony XL Dye-VL laser. This is a hybrid of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and Pulsed Dye laser that is absorbed by the very fine veins, heating and damaging the veins to close them. There is little if any discomfort with this amazing laser.