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Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm           

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm         

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday: Schedule varies

Sunday: Closed  

217 Davenport Rd.
Toronto, ON
M5R 1J3

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Facial Veins

Facial veins tend to occur more as we age and generally start to be visible around age 40 but we do see them in much younger patients. The exact cause of facial veins developing are not completely understood. We do know that there are some associated factors to include: sun exposure, genetics, natural aging, and some medical conditions such as hypertension and rosacea.

Facial veins are usually considered a cosmetic issue and treatment is not covered by insurance. They are more common in fair skinned individuals and can range in size from very small to as large as a few millimeters. Facial spider veins generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in rosacea. These veins are most commonly red, and usually appear in three basic shapes: linear, branch-like or spider-shaped, with a dark center point

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Before Laser
Treatment with 940 nm

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After Laser
Treatment with 940 nm

Facial Veins
Treatment Options

The most important principle to remember is that facial veins lie above the heart. As such, we do not have to consider gravity, failure of valves or venous reflux when assessing and treating facial veins. Treatment options for facial veins can almost always be selected from visual assessment alone. As a general rule, the smaller and more superficial the veins, the easier they are to treat and typically less treatments are required compared with leg veins. When thinking about possible treatment options for facial veins, the selection of the appropriate treatment protocol comes down to location, colour, size and depth of the target vein.

Surface Laser Therapy

Unlike the skin of the leg, the skin of the face is significantly thinner and is constantly exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. As such, transdermal surface laser therapy can be used directly to treat appropriate facial veins with a very low chance of skin thermal damage. At The Vein Institute of Toronto, we utilize a Dornier specialized transdermal vascular diode laser with a 0.5 mm focal, which is specifically designed for treatment of fine small spider veins typically in 2-5 treatment sessions.

Tips For A Fast Recovery

As with any procedure, some mild side effects might occur. These side effects include slight redness to the skin tone or mild swelling in the treated area.Common recommendations for treated patients include:

Stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds for at least two weeks.

Wear at least 45 SPF sunblock on your face for at least two weeks.

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217 Davenport Road,
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 1J3

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Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: Schedule varies
Sunday: Closed