Get rid of spider veins on your chin with specialist treatment from Dr. Newmans Clinic
Facial thread veins, commonly referred to as spider veins, can appear just beneath the skin's surface, typically on the chin, nose and cheeks. While thread veins on the chin usually pose no significant health issues and are normally painless, some individuals don’t like their appearance and choose to get them removed. At Dr. Newmans Clinic, we offer a safe and comfortable approach to removing thread veins on the chin.
Spider veins on the chin, also known as thread veins or facial ‘telangiectasia’, are small, visible blood vessels that appear near the skin's surface in the chin area. As the skin is thinner on the face, thread veins can often be more visible than on other areas of the body, resembling tiny spider webs or branching patterns and can vary in colour from red to purple. Just like spider veins on other parts of the body, they are typically harmless from a medical standpoint, however there are treatments available to remove them if desired.
There are many different reasons why you may have spider veins on your chin, the reasons vary from genetics to lifestyle choices and can heavily depend on your age. Whilst these factors can contribute to the development of spider veins on the chin, each case is unique to the individual.
Having a family history of spider veins or other vascular conditions can increase the likelihood of developing them.
As we age, the skin and blood vessels naturally lose some of their elasticity, making veins more prone to becoming visible through thinner skin.
Prolonged and unprotected sun exposure can weaken the blood vessels and cause them to become more visible on the skin's surface, increasing the appearance of thread veins on chin.
Any form of trauma or injury to the chin area can potentially damage blood vessels and lead to the development of spider veins.
Hormonal fluctuations, particularly in women, can contribute to the development of spider veins. This is especially common during pregnancy, menopause, and certain hormonal treatments.
Some underlying medical conditions, such as liver disease or vascular disorders, can increase the risk of spider veins and certain skin conditions, such as rosacea, can cause blood vessels to dilate and become more prominent on the skin.
What causes spider veins on the chin?
Various factors contribute to spider veins on the chin, including genetics, sun exposure, ageing, hormonal changes, and other health or skin conditions.
How long does treatment for thread veins on the chin take?
Treatment sessions can vary based on the method used, but Veinwave therapy typically takes around 30 minutes.
Is the treatment for removing spider veins on chin painful?
The procedure for thread vein removal is virtually painless, as it is performed under local anaesthetic. Veinwave uses a fine needle to target affected veins, causing little to no pain (similar to a vaccination or hair being pulled).
Are the results of spider veins on the chin treatment permanent?
Treatment to remove spider veins is effective, however there is a chance that new ones can develop over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and using sun protection can help prolong the results, and reduce the risk of new thread veins appearing.
How many sessions are needed for noticeable results for removing spider veins on the chin?
The number of sessions required to remove spider veins on the chin depends on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment. Multiple sessions might be necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.
Is there recovery for having spider veins on the chin removed?
Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, it's advisable to avoid sun exposure and intense physical activity for a brief period as recommended by our doctor.
At Dr Newmans Clinic, we use innovative and non-invasive methods for the removal of chin thread veins. Our techniques are powered by state-of-the-art Veinwave technology, a highly-effective treatment option that uses 'thermo coagulation' and microwave technology. Veinwave technology stands apart from laser therapy, a procedure that can potentially lead to scarring or pigmentation problems on the chin and facial area. In contrast, Veinwave is notably safer and has higher success rates compared to laser treatments, as it is able to deliver instant results leaving patients with noticeably reduced spider veins on the chin.
As an alternative, Dr Newmans offers Micro Sclerotherapy. This technique involves injecting a saline solution into thread veins, prompting controlled swelling within the vein wall. Gradually, over a span of a few weeks, this process effectively removes the vein, meaning the spider-like appearance is reduced.
Both Veinwave and Micro Sclerotherapy treatments are quick and safe options for removing spider veins on the chin, with each session lasting approximately 30 minutes. They are generally well-tolerated by most patients, and are relatively pain-free for most patients.
1. Contact us today to book an initial consultation at one of our clinics to meet with one of our specialist doctors. We’ll make sure you fully understand the options available to you and answer any questions you may have. We will need to assess the areas of concern using polarised light, so that we are able to determine the size and depth of your thread veins and advise how much treatment is recommended.
2. After discussing the treatment options available for you, we’ll get your spider veins on your chin treatment booked in with us.
3. At your treatment appointment we will treat spider veins on your chin with our specialist treatment, Veinwave, a pain-free, effective way of removing thread veins on the chin. The treatment appointment should only take around 30 minutes.
4. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your veins and make sure they are healing properly. Depending on the severity and number of spider veins being treated, you may need to come back for additional treatment sessions.
Dr Newmans offers treatment to treat thread veins on the chin across the UK. Get in touch with us if you want to book your consultation, or if you have any questions that need answering.
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