When asked about varicose veins or spider veins, most people point to their legs as the site most frequently afflicted – and most embarrassing.
Also known as spider veins and spider angiomas, facial veins are visible, dilated blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Though generally harmless and painless, they can become irritated – and make one self-conscious. Those who suffer facial veins, nowhere on their body could the condition be more obvious.
Soffer Health, a leader in Least Invasive Techniques – or LIT – procedures, offers a number of procedures to treat facial veins. Most recently, the practice has added ClariVein and Veinwave procedures for the care of varicose and spider veins, including those on the patient’s face. ClariVein is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure pioneered in the United States and now in use around the world. The technique treats Venous Reflux Disease, the source of varicose veins.Developed in 1998 and improved over more than a decade, Veinwave reduces or eliminates spider veins and fine thread veins, also known as telangiectasia. FDA cleared, Veinwave works where light-based treatments like lasers may have failed. Relatively painless with no bruising or scarring, patients receive in-office.ClariVein and Veinwave are the latest in pioneering LIT treatments in use at Soffer Health. As the name implies, physicians practicing LIT employ the least invasive technique possible to achieve the greatest and longest-term outcome. Other LIT procedures performed by vein doctor Ari Soffer, M.D., include laser therapy and sclerotherapy.As with other LIT procedures, ClariVein and Veinwave are virtually pain-free, and damaged veins can be corrected permanently – even on the face.To learn more, call the office to discuss your facial veins, varicose veins or other cardiology concerns.