Varicose veins are typically a health complication that we associate with the legs and lower extremity bodily appearance. For some adults, however, the complications with varicose veins may be found in the face. If you notice that you have facial varicose veins, it is important to understand not only how these varicose veins developed, but to also know what treatments are most effective.
For most adults who have varicose veins on the face, the treatment will require a combination of professional dermatological care. Because the varicose veins around the eyes and temples will appear different from that in the cheeks and chin, treatment will be applied in not only different techniques but also using different biochemical agents.
Glycerin sclerotherapy is an innovative approach to treating facial varicose veins and while, at the time of this writing, the use of glycerin is not FDA approved, most dermatologists will utilize this agent when combating varicose veins in the face. Just like other treatments, including the use of a glycolic acid facial cleanser, there are risks but also key advantages to treating facial complications.
If you are considering glycerin sclerotherapy for the treatment and removal of your facial varicose veins, be sure you understand the advantages to glycerin usage versus other biochemical agents. In most adults who undergo glycerin sclerotherapy, not only are the results for diminished facial varicose veins successful, but many patients report pain is less severe when using glycerin versus using saline or other agents. In addition, the use of glycerin in sclerotherapy also reduces the complications with change in skin color, or pigment discoloration.
While not all facial varicose veins can be remedied with sclerotherapy, many dermatology patients are finding much success in, at least, diminishing the appearance of varicose veins in the face. If you are concerned about your options for treatment, be sure to consider these advantages for glycerin sclerotherapy when speaking with your doctor.
Ultimately, the best treatment for your needs will depend on the type of varicose veins you are suffering from, where they are located, and what optimal outcome you can expect. Even without FDA approval, the use of glycerin sclerotherapy should be an option considered when visiting with your dermatologist.
Sources: Vein Diagnosis & Treatment, by Robert Weiss