Face and Body Veins

Prominent veins on the body other than the legs are often unsightly. They may be very small in calibre and are often red in appearance. They can be treated with lasers or sclerotherapy.

On the face, fine red veins are usually treated with a vascular laser and occasionally with IPL. Larger ones can be sclerosed or coagulated with a radiofrequency fine tip. Repeated treatments may be needed. Larger blue ones are removed with a surgical technique or sclerosed.

On the trunk, chest or hands, similar principles apply. Low slung jeans mean veins on the hips, abdomen or low back are noticed more. Rarely a condition occurs with fine veins all over the limbs, where sclerotherapy is indicated for veins on the lower body (under more pressure) and lasers for veins on the upper body (under less pressure.)