Facial Spider Veins

One of the more common cosmetic concerns we treat is a condition called spider veins, clusters of small red, purple, or blue blood vessels near the skin's surface. We offer treatment for facial spider veins at our Anchorage skin care and laser clinic, FACES.

If you'd like to learn about spider vein treatment from one of our specialists, request a consultation online or call our office at (907) 279-8800 to schedule an appointment.

Our highly-trained providers look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions.

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About Facial Veins

  • Superficial facial veins are common around the nose and on the cheeks, especially in fair-skinned people. These are simply broken capillaries or tiny, defunct veins filled with coagulated blood. Risk factors include sun exposure, heavy drinking, and age.

Spider veins rarely indicate more serious health problems but can be treated if you are concerned about their appearance.

Spider Vein Treatment

There are different treatments to treat spider veins. At Alaska Center for Ear, Nose and Throat we offer a range of laser skin treatments. A laser's highly focused light energy damages unwanted veins, effectively spot-welding them closed. It will typically require more than 1 session to get the results desired. Laser treatments are extremely safe when administered by experienced, trained providers.

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Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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