Treatment for Facial veins

& Superficial Leg Veins (spider veins)


Laser and IPL Therapy

Dermatologic lasers and intense- pulsed light (IPL) units are well established for eliminating or reducing vascular lesions such as facial veins and shallow blood vessels (spider veins) on the legs. Lasers and IPL systems are also used to treat benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos.  Facial veins and spider veins may be treated with IPL or lasers, either by themselves or in combination with sclerotherapy (saline injections).


How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments necessary varies depending on the size of the area treated; for example, reducing fine veins around the nose and brown spots on the cheeks of a fair-skinned individual typically takes 2 to 5 treatments with the IPL device.  During your consultation, an approximate number of treatments will be recommended.


What are the side effects and is there "down time"?
There is generally no significant “down time” and most patients resume regular activities immediately. Redness, pinkness or mild swelling is common and usually lasts a few hours after the treatment. Occasionally the redness can last for a day or more and/or be accompanied by bruising or mild blistering.  Such side effects typically heal without scars.


Sclerotherapy (saline injections)

Sclerotherapy is a popular option for elimination of superficial or shallow spider leg veins. During the Sclerotherapy procedure, a saline solution is injected into the vein through a fine-needle. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to blanch (turn white), then gradually, over 6 – 8 weeks, to disappear. A typical treatment may last for 15 to 25 minutes and consist of multiple injections; and several treatments may be needed to obtain optimal results.


Contact us at or (210) 614-3355 to schedule a consultation today and discover how these treatments can benefit you!




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The Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio™

7810 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200   San Antonio, TX 78229   210.614.3355

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