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Face Veins Specialist

STL Vein & Cosmetics

Varicose Vein Specialist & Cosmetic & Laser Center located in South County & Creve Coeur, St. Louis, MO

If searching for an effective treatment to get rid of your visible facial veins, you’re not alone. Though not usually a serious medical concern, spider veins and broken capillaries on the face affect your appearance and your self-confidence. At STL Vein & Cosmetics, with two offices in St. Louis, Missouri, the team eliminate unwanted facial veins. They create individualized treatment plans and use advanced tools and technology to improve your complexion. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Face Veins Q&A

What are facial veins?

Facial veins are the visible spider veins and blue veins that appear on your face. Though generally benign, these facial veins may be a point of focus for many people who prefer a clearer complexion.

There are many types of facial veins, including spider veins, telangiectasias, and cherry or spider angiomas. These visible blood vessels most often appear on the forehead, temples, nose, and cheeks. 

STL Vein & Cosmetics can help you get the complexion you desire using safe, easy, and effective treatments. 

What causes facial veins?

Your facial veins are dilated veins similar to the spider veins found on your legs or feet. They often occur due to underlying vein disease. Sun exposure, aging, chronic health conditions, and the use of certain medications may make your face veins worse. 

Certain skin conditions also cause facial veins, such as rosacea. Many people with rosacea may have visible veins or broken capillaries on their nose or cheeks, along with redness.

How are facial veins treated?

The team at STL Vein & Cosmetics uses state-of-the-art technology to treat facial veins. The specific treatment for your facial veins depends on the type and size of your blood vessel. 

Treatments available at STL Vein & Cosmetics include:

Laser therapy

For small facial veins like telangiectasia, the team uses topical laser therapy. During treatment, your provider applies laser energy to the affected area. The pigments in the visible blood vessel absorb the laser energy, causing the vein to collapse and disappear over time. 


For larger face veins, the team at STL Vein & Cosmetics offers sclerotherapy. During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a chemical into your visible vein. The chemical irritates the lining of the blood vessel, so it closes.

After laser therapy or sclerotherapy, your body naturally reroutes blood through healthier veins. 

How many treatments do I need for my facial veins?

Your provider at STL Vein & Cosmetics determines the number of facial vein treatments you need based on the type and size of your visible blood vessels. 

With small facial veins undergoing laser therapy, patients typically get the best results after 3-4 treatments set at 2 week intervals. For sclerotherapy, you may need 3-4 sessions set at two-week intervals. 

You should notice improvements in your complexion within 3-6 weeks after starting treatment. 

To eliminate your facial veins without surgery, call STL Vein & Cosmetics or book an appointment online today.