How to remove spider veins from face

Updated February 21, 2017

Spider veins are small varicose veins that can occur naturally from changes in your body chemistry, sun exposure or injuries. If you have spider veins on your face, you may want to remove them, especially if they make you self-conscious. You can try to remove spider veins from your face using topical methods but if that doesn't work, you may have to consult with a doctor and undergo minor surgery to get rid of your spider veins.

Apply creams that are high in vitamins A and K to your face every morning and evening for two months. These vitamins are good for your skin and can cause a reduction in the appearance of spider veins on your face. This is an excellent way to try removing spider veins from your face without surgery or seeing a doctor.

Try sclerotherapy, available at your dermatologist. Your doctor will inject a saline solution into the spider vein, which can cause it to shrivel or to lighten, removing it from your face. This procedure is known to be painful, so it should only be attempted by those with a high pain tolerance.

Ask your dermatologist about Asclera. The Food and Drug Administration approved Asclera for the treatment of spider veins in 2010. Your doctor would have to inject the medication directly into your face and you may experience bruising or bleeding on your face while the puncture heals.

Approach a local doctor or spa about laser therapy. You will have to attend four to six treatments to remove a spider vein from your face, but laser treatments are frequently successful and can leave you with the skin you desire.

Avoid sun exposure, lose weight if you're overweight, get regular exercise and drink lots of water to prevent future spider veins from appearing on your face and to keep any that remain from flaring up and becoming noticeable.

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