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Cosmetic Treatment of Facial Veins

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD | Jan 3, 2013 2:17:43 AM

Last time we discussed the cosmetic treatment of unsightly leg veins. Today we will talk about treatment of unwanted veins on the face, alternatively called facial veins. Surprisingly, these veins are easier to treat than those found on the legs.

Using the Veinwave to Treat Ugly Facial Veins

The Veinwave device, recently FDA approved, utilizes a high energy wave called radio frequency, to deliver a tiny packet of energy to the unwanted vein. This heat seals the vein and the body’s clean-up crew comes in and removes what was left of the vein. Usually the vein disappears forever, with little or no residual.

Sometimes, in difficult to treat areas, a touch-up is required. This is the current state-of-the-art treatment for facial veins. This revolutionary treatment avoids the pain, inconsistency, and danger associated with surface lasers. It gives better and longer lasting results. Patients who have used make-up for years to cover these unsightly veins now no longer have to worry about them.

The nose is an area that was hard to treat before the Veinwave. Both red and blue veins of all sizes can be treated successfully with this device. Treatment is not limited to the outside of the nose. The red veins that are prominent on the inside of the nose are often a source of embarrassment to patients. These are also easily treated using the Veinwave.

Effectively Treating Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving the skin of the cheeks, chin, nose, forehead and sometimes eyelids. These areas become red secondary to the inflammation. Over time the inflammation stimulates the creation of small red spider veins in the affected areas that make the problem worse, as well as more unsightly.

Rosacea is said to be incurable. However, Mr. Brian Newman, M.D., a vascular surgeon from England who invented the Veinwave, has used this device to markedly improve the appearance of patients with rosacea, getting the condition under control in most cases.

Using the Veinwave for Minimal Discomfort and Exceptional Results

One of the beautiful things about treatment with the Veinwave is that it is essentially complication-free. Dr. Newman reports no complications when used properly. Discomfort during the treatments is minimal to the point where no local anesthetic or oral medications are required. Discomfort, if any, after the treatment is also minimal.

The first Veinwave machine in Nevada is available at Five Star Vein Institute [formerly Mesquite/Vegas Vein and Laser] in Mesquite and Las Vegas. More information regarding the Veinwave can be found at Find out how to schedule your free vein screening consultation at Five Star Vein Institute.


Topics: Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Face Veins, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Treatments for Face Veins, Vein Health, Veinwave, Ugly Vein Treatments

Written by Robert W. Ruess MD