Facial Veins Specialist

Continental Medical

Philip LoPresti, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Forest Hills, NY

Do you have broken blood vessels or red, patchy spots on your face? Spider veins are a common cosmetic concern, but they are easily treatable at Continental Medical. Expert surgeon Dr. Philip LoPresti offers facial vein treatments at his offices in Forest Hills, New York. To regain vibrant, healthy-looking skin today, call the office for a free consultation or book one online.

Facial Veins Q & A

What are facial veins?

The veins in your face supply blood to your skin, keeping it supple and helping it heal and regenerate. In some cases, these blood vessels enlarge or swell, which leads to “spider veins” that are visible underneath the skin. These broken blood vessels can appear as patches or web-like structures, and they can make your face look uneven, splotchy, and aged.

While spider veins are not dangerous, they are a common cosmetic concern and are easily treatable.

What causes enlarged facial veins?

Enlarged veins in the face can develop for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Genetics: spider veins tend to run in the family
  • Hormones: from pregnancy or an increase in estrogen
  • Medical conditions: like rosacea or blood-clotting problems
  • Weather: sun exposure or temperature changes
  • Lifestyle: such as excessive alcohol consumption

Spider veins might also develop if you sustain an injury to the face.

What is facial vein treatment?

With facial vein treatment, Dr. LoPresti offers a variety of methods to help eliminate or minimize the appearance of unsightly spider veins. This includes laser treatments, which utilize the power of intense light or heat to help destroy blood vessels. After treatment, the body reabsorbs the inert vein and it is no longer visible through the skin.

What are the benefits of facial vein treatment?

Laser treatments for spider veins on the face are incredibly effective at eliminating the problem without causing damage to the skin.

While the goal of these treatments is to address broken capillaries, patients may also benefit from the rejuvenating power of facial laser treatments, which can improve wound healing, increase collagen production, and give your skin a smoother, younger-looking appearance.

What results can I expect with facial vein treatment?

Depending on your skin type and the severity of your spider veins, you may need more than one treatment session. It often takes several days or weeks for the body to reabsorb the veins, but once they have been, you’ll have a better complexion, and spider veins are less likely to return.

To schedule a consultation for your facial vein treatment with Dr. LoPresti, call the office today or book an appointment online.