Treatments For Face Veins Can Help You Feel More Confident In Social And Business Settings

The sun is both a friend and an enemy. Over the years, exposure to the sun can damage skin and cause facial veins to become visible. Conditions like roseacea can also cause problems with face veins, and create situations where the individual may feel self-conscious of his or her appearance.

But there are a number of treatments for face veins, and Vein Specialists of Tennessee has helped hundreds of people from the Knoxville area look better and feel better about themselves through face vein treatments.

Since most face veins are small, a procedure called sclerotherapy is normally used. Sclerotherapy is safe and virtually painless. First developed in the 1800s, this simple, non-surgical medical procedure has been improved and perfected through the years.

In sclerotherapy, a very fine needle is used to inject the abnormal vein with a sclerosing solution. This irritates the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse. Then, since the human body wants to heal itself, blood from the abnormal vein is naturally rerouted to a healthy vein. Over time (usually a few weeks), the unsightly treated veins disappear and overall blood flow is improved.

Sclerotherapy offers numerous patient advantages. The treatment is done in office, and no anesthesia is needed. There is no recuperation period, and patients experience virtually no scarring. Patients can quickly return to normal activities.  Treated veins disappear within three weeks to six months.

As a cosmetic treatment option, Sclerotherapy is also surprisingly affordable. A treatment is only about $300 (if not covered by insurance), and many patients can be successfully treated in two or three visits.

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